Vignettes of a South African Township called Mdantsane

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mdantsane Girls Dancing


the summer wink has left
a stray color shine leaps on an everydaycloud
an everydaystreet
grass flowers bloom around shacks
she touches her eyes
and her hips again
in other patterns
mdantsane moves in unision
i jump out
on an ecstasy river
my long hair
my face rushes
a changing sky
in perfect congruency.

Poem and Watercolor on a handmade paper by Amitabh Mitra


  1. ah, amitabh, with the music of your colours and the rhythm of your brush, what a dance you danced, my friend!

  2. hi, while surfing on face book came across this painting. its beautiful. with the color and movements got the rhythm of dance. all the best!

  3. hi amitabh
    refreshed again by your lovely vision of the eastern cape. enjoy it for me
    ross fleming