whole-night jugalbandi*** of
*A Septolet has seven lines containing a total number of fourteen words in two parts.
**Durga is the warrior Goddess, whose mythology centers combating evils and demonic forces (Wikipedia). Here Durga, a domestic help, working at my mother’s place is a victim of domestic violence.
***A jugalbandi is a performance in Indian Classical Music, specially Hindustani Music, that features a duet of two solo musicians. Jugalbandi literally means “entwined twins”. The duet can be either vocal or instrumental (Wikipedia).
Posted for Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017 #9 hosted by Thotpurge
4 thoughts on “Micropoetry # 9 (A Septolet*)”
Aah there it is!!! Am glad!! Glad to read your poem too…and thanks for sharing!
Another powerful poem, Sumana. Is it ironic that Durga, a goddess or named after a goddess should undergo so much abuse? Great work, my friend. 🙂
Thanks for the notes it added to the meaning for me. Well done.
a night of beatings taking on new meanings —
and I know in some cultures it is more accepted
but — sadness.