Mother and Child

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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  • ..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 .

  • A beautiful poem showing the mother – child love :-)

  • Now that is a stunning picture!

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