Draped in Grace

By Somali K Chakrabarti

Shringar , Jamini Roy

Image Courtesy CM Fine Arts

Willowy woman decks

in humble drape, exudes

fine feminine grace

Sringar” 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.

 

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Readers Comments (43)

  1. A different one this is, I get the idea and agree to it 👍

  2. lovely! well portrayed Somali 🙂
    Cheers, Archana

  3. Beautiful!

  4. Poem depicts the pic quite well. 👌🏻

  5. Embracing grace 🙂 Amazing poem and painting Somali.

  6. bhudeb chakrabarti February 18, 2016 @ 1:28 pm

    A beautiful Haiku poetry depicting feminine grace along with the Master Painter Jamini Roy’s painting.
    Simplicity also enhances the feminine grace.

  7. Lovely poetry in praise of a woman’s grace. 🌼 🌸 💐

  8. The lines exude the same riveting charm as the strokes of Jamini Roy!

  9. Sensuous verses in tandem with the strokes!

  10. Lovely 🙂 Sometimes the simplest is often not always the easiest to achieve 🙂 While I write poetry, I am no good at all at Haiku 🙂 And those simple brush strokes are amazingly good

  11. The way Jamini Roy was graceful with her brush, the same way you are graceful with your words. Your Haiku is in tandem with the simple-looking yet extra-ordinary work of the great painter.

  12. I really like this somali, you always capture feelings and ideas with grace!

  13. Wow somali … Very well described the painting..Amazing.. Simplicity reflects more grace.. Have a good time.. 🙂

  14. Feminine grace is wonderfully defined in a saree…the painting of Jamini Roy and your words, both are revealing that sartorial elegance… 🙂

  15. Lovely! Your haiku and the painting by Jamini Roy 🙂

  16. Jamini Roy’s painting is attractive and your short verse compliments it.

  17. Another lovely Haiku. Such a beautiful painting, and your Haiku complements the painting.
    Have a great weekend!

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