Blue Antelope and Orange Elephant got me started for the theme 'lush'.
The orange colour of the elephant reminded me of Hanuman
When I thought of the theme of lush, I couldnt think of anything but green, but now I think from what has struck me luscious in these pictures, any single colour in abundance has the same effect of submerging us in its hue.
Green lush is of nature, artists have defined lush in their own terms by the lusciousness of their imagination.
1. Blue antelope
With a buoyant
Web of blue
in different directions
Like birds of paradise
An artist settles
a white bird on
two on the back
2. Orange elephant in the room
with gold floral patterns
matches the wallpaper
the statue of Hanuman
smeared with the sticky paste
While revising it, I stopped at the 'like' and was reminded of the shadows game. I then removed the description of the white birds and replaced it with
like fingers held in
the dark to cast
thumb and forefinger
join to form the head
and the rest antlers
When I saw the elephant picture yesterday I couldnt explain why I was taken with it. Today I looked at the blue antelope, a thing like that stays with you for a while. So I just described them. After that when I came to the like
, it was like stopping at a log in your way to look around more for something
the like was my passport to many other lines.
A like in a poem is the starting point of infinte things to be said. Massage the like which has a hold on half of the poetry world.