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Konarak
by Prof. Dr. Anil K. Prasad
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  The wheel of time
drawn by the horses
of the sun god -
the horses are broken down
by the constant hammering
of the head mason Time -
are lying on the ground with
the carvings of human figures

posing to procreate ' seekers
of blessed bliss
on the walls of temples
tempting the visitors to ogle
at them on the sly from the crowd
the newly-wed couples
watch with awed amusement

Why and how they harmonize
the devotion for
human flesh and blood
with their search of soul
the crowd consist of
common people unaware of
the philosophy of vedanta,
only bhakti, only shradha

with devotion they sit
cross-legged and take prasad
and keep and carry some
for their kith and kin

stones stun, smiles talk
take our imagination
and blend emotion with passion
elephant's huge trunk
truncated horse's head
Chandrabhaga is away but

sun visits everyday
and hears the cry
of bemoaning masons
and the sailors today
can no longer see
the dark profile of the sun temple
far out in the bay of Bengal.
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May 14, 2006
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