Canvas Rites; a Poem by David Hurt
Canvases of ritual and worship,
Their bodies and faces alive
And whisks of jovial pleasure
Devoted to their deities,
Caught by the beauty of light
Married with chemistry
And the mastery of a skilled eye.
Portrait from Udaipur Rajasthan 2003
This poem was inspired by my People of India photographic exhibition at The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum Coventry. Thank you, David Hurt.