I struggled with the Barefoot Writer‘s 18th challenge: to write about a photo or picture hanging around your writing desk and what it means to you. Thing is, whilst we have a desk in our bedroom I don’t tend to write there – maybe I should – but I’m not one to conform, bit awkward like that (she says whilst blogging). There is one thing above the desk, and it’s a rather handsome Ganesha.
Hope you enjoy:
Pristine, unlike your brother’s,
you sit upon our wall
placed as a look out for us of travels gone by
Carefully wrapped in unworn clothes, we carried you
from where our loved bloomed
to another land anew
with less saffron, and more grey
but we carried you
to remind us of bananas, the bright coloured papers, the cupboarded shrine delicately placed,
and of the images of you lining wall after wall
thousands of years portrayed in a cool breeze.
10th August 2017