Sunday, October 7, 2007

Dancer with a drum

Woodcut of the Dancer, Ps.29.56. From the Psalm Series (1978.Published in "The Holy Waters", Indian Psalm Meditations. Asian Trading Corporation, Banglaore, 1984)

Because you love the burning-grounds,
I have made one of my heart,
that you may dance therein your eternal dance.

The dancer here carries a round-bodied (earth-like?) drum under one arm, the other flung up in order to beat his heavenly rhythm. He is, as usual, poised on one toe, balanced between earth and heaven even in the midst of the storm.

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