Wednesday 6 November 2013


Some days when the spirit
of the laughing Buddha is still,

the clouds gather ominously
and we shelter each other;

I am waiting for light
to pour though me.

I am always turning away
and towards prayer;

will faith ever hold me

One single terrifying moment
of divinity is all;

the days are sand and sea
and we know nothing.

(c) Shaista Tayabali, 2000

First image from The Mag 
The artist, Sir Stanley Spencer, was famous for the religious motifs in his paintings, but equally so for being true and loyal to his hometown Cookham in Berkshire where he was regularly seen pushing a pram which held his easel and canvas, and for wearing pyjamas under his suit if he was cold! I've done that sometimes - surely the mark of an artist?!!
Second image from Gregory Colbert's Ashes and Snow collection, which surely is a form of divinity.


Helen said...

Faith holds us still .....

Truedessa said...

I am waiting for light to pour through me..a lovely image..

Marcoantonio Arellano (Nene) said...

light hovers and pours through all just as the dark it is not until we sit still that we shall notice

ds said...

"the days are sand and sea/and we know nothing."
Beautiful. Thank you.

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