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Monday, June 23, 2008

versespace:3- Payanangal: Ajanta/ Ellora

On our trip to Ajanta/ Ellora: April 2000

Ajanta and Ellora
Opened up like Pandora's
To reveal beauty in stone.
Caves and Hollows.
Mortar and Clay.
Pillars and Statues.
Tempera and Lime.
Tools of ancient clime
Toiled, to capture time.
Preserved forever on mountain walls
By faithful monks working with awls.

(Dare we create such magnificence now?)