Vignettes of a South African Township called Mdantsane

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cecilia Makiwane Hospital, Mdantsane

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the road to cecilia makiwane hospital
is subtle to an extent
the dead treads softly here
not to awaken the shadows
living in the confluence of dread
and disparity
the sky occasionally moves down
and it is then the trees leap to search
the forgotten
driving down to cecilia makiwane hospital
mdantsane
daily
breathing the electric poles
shedding light
relief is perhaps a
sparse
word.

Poem and Drawing by Amitabh Mitra

10 comments:

  1. Dear Amitabhda,
    I am no judge of paintings,but I can say that this looks sharp and speaks more to the visual imagination accompanied by a fine poem.
    Regards,
    Bishnupada Ray

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  2. Doc Mitra,
    What a beautiful painting indeed!
    You have a great gift!

    All the best and hope to hear from you soon,

    Tasnim Langry.

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  3. Thanks a lot Tasnim
    I am grateful

    Amitabh

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