Posts Tagged ‘India’

the doves are always cooing here
little squeezes of sound
bringing tears to my eyes,
born of deep comfort.

their pulsing melody
circles round the houses
and the edges of green
which touch the sand
scooping up the village
in a soft palm of vibration.

as we walk through the gardens
and speak to one another,
little trills of purity
rub their beauty
into our skins
without our even noticing.

it is a wet and wooing sound
in a dry land,
a background
that nudges gently at you
like a mother who holds her babe –
squeezing her to herself.

each squeeze emanates the sweetness of infancy.
each squeeze regales her with
the exquisite pleasure
of her maternity.

by Gabriella Tal 2009 Kibbutz Ketura

A few more India Photos:

(from exhibit “Faces of India, 2006)

I apologize for the 5 month gap in my posts! It’s been so long since I’ve worked with the site that I’ve forgotten alot. But there’s an inspiration tonight. My friend Karin, an amazing artist and I talked tonight. I was blown away by her blog. She’s one of my very favorite artists. One of the most talented people I know. Here’s her blog address:

Anyway, I went back to her e-mails to me a few years ago and she’d asked me to post some of my photos from my exhibit I did a few years back, “Faces of India”. Inspired by her ebullient expression, I am going to put these up here for her and any of you all to see finally. Thank you Karin.

I’ll try to get some more up another time. Not to comment on what may be obvious but it’s the sublime innocence of the Indian people that I love most of all. Goodnight dear ones.