Mother and Child

Mother& Child, Jamini Roy

By Somali K Chakrabarti

Mother& Child, Jamini Roy

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A safe haven in

blue expanse, sitting enthroned

on his mother’s lap

Mother and Child” is a masterpiece painting by Jamini Roy (1887-1972),one of the most renowned Indian artists of the twentieth century . Broad brush strokes, simple forms, stretched eyes, decorative borders and use of flat colours are the dominant motifs in “Jamini Roy” paintings.

 

A Haiku is a Japanese poem consisting of 17 syllables in 3 lines, with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 in the second.

 

Lei: A wreath for your soul  is a string of short poems reflecting on nature, life, illusion and inspiration.Lei

 

 

 

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Readers Comments (49)

  1. Lovely.. today at 7.01am my sister had a baby boy..

    This one reminded me of the morning..

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  2. The eternal relationship of the mother and the child, selfless and secure. Great haiku… 🙂

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  3. Lovely painting, your poetry beautifully describing the picture 🙂

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  4. Ah! The kingly feeling of being in mom’s lap! 🙂 So well defined.

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  5. Indeed, a mother’s lap is haven. In fact, I’d say that it’s heaven. 🙂

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  6. bhudeb chakrabarti January 7, 2016 @ 10:47 am

    Wonderful depiction of mother and child in your lovely Haiku poetry. Thanks for the great Jamini Roy painting with your poem.

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  7. Very exquisite the art and the words.

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  8. Mother, the first emotional anchor, the lifeline, the ultimate delight in the life of a child…the other day my little 2.9 year old grand-daughter asked me…’why do babies love their mommies so much?’

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  9. Emotional post 🙂 pretty much true as well.

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  10. Wow! Kya baat! So, you did it….

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  11. A true depiction of Jamini Roy’s art!.

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  12. Interesting painting, Somali. Never heard of it, but glad I do know. It must be a popular kind of painting in Indian culture. Lovely haiku as well. Very apt with the painting – which I’m guessing inspired you 🙂

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  13. super 🙂

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  14. Happy to know about Jamini’s work and see it too. Haiku is a perfect description for the pic 🙂

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  15. Very beautiful haiku! Loved the image!

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  16. So wonderful Somali! So very special!

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  17. Great post

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  18. Perfect 🙂 Happy new year 😉

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  19. ..and that is the best place to be! loved how you used the words ‘blue expanse’ .To me they expressed blueness of the world, that empty blues of one’s being , the blue of this famous painting … all encompassed in it !
    Lovely .

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  20. A beautiful poem showing the mother – child love 🙂

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  21. Now that is a stunning picture!

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