The Dancer of Mohenjo Daro - colab. with Einstein Noodle

The Dancer of Mohenjo Daro - colab. with Einstein Noodle

A Poem by Zahra
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Ghazal

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young, proud and tall standing her ground
firm body so small standing her ground

 bronzed eternal bangles for cover
 hand on hips, hearing the call standing her ground

 anchored in a tenacious stance 
maiden from a glorious hall standing her ground 

a birthing name forever unknown 
her essence, never to crawl standing her ground 

emerging from the dust to tell
stories of zenith and fall, standing her ground 

witness of Man's heedless pride 
knows why doom does befall, standing her ground 

Mohenjo Daro's geometric designs 
kept her hidden from all, standing her ground




© 2015 Zahra



Author's Note

Zahra
The Dancing girl is a bronze statuette from the city of Mohenjo Daro (the Mound of Dead), an old civilization of Indus Valley, Sindh, Pakistan. read more


Form: Ghazal


image : Wikipedia A public domain photo.


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The subject is very timely you two - perhaps she has resurfaced as you say, to witness the end of another civilisation and the birth of a new (not always more progressive one).
I cant see the join which as a hobbyist paper hanger is always a good thing.
Congrats E and Zahra - love the educational aspect of this - who wouldn't

Bravo

Posted 2 Years Ago


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ANTO

2 Years Ago

Well I can see where I would park my bicycle if she does - oh by the way the vid link is fine at my .. read more
Zahra

2 Years Ago

thank you... glad you enjoyed.
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I don't remember in which grade we covered this. But I clearly remember this image-the proud dancer of Mohenjo Daro.
"Eternal bangles", "Emerging from dust"- lovely usage of imagery.
A great piece Zahra :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


What an awesome co-write! It is seamless in construction and one is unable to tell where one writer leaves off and the other begins. I love the repetition of (standing her ground) at the end of the lines...very effective. Bravo. ~Sharon



Posted 2 Years Ago


fascinating write from the both of you.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Zahra

2 Years Ago

thank you so much TL.
Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

hi TL! thank you for reading and commenting .. input is always appreciated!
E.
This was simply brilliant and interesting read. I love history and find this piece and the collaboration marvelous!

Posted 2 Years Ago


A. Amos

2 Years Ago

I'm working on my book guys and I have studied about historical places such as Taxila, Harapa and Mo.. read more
Zahra

2 Years Ago

Good to hear about your book Amos, good luck! :)
A. Amos

2 Years Ago

Thank you my friend...
A great collaboration on a great story and what it inspires of a great and proud history of the Indo-Pak people. Excellent for both...:)...................

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

You are welcome...:)..................
Zahra

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much Sami. :)
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

:)...................
The images you have created are so vivid, so real....and I love the repetition of the lines, which though simple, gives the line more power.

A lovely collaboration.
:) Julie

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

Hi MsJewel!! its a Ghazal ..a form from the land .. Zahra included a link in her note if you wish to.. read more
Zahra

2 Years Ago

thank you bunchly MsJewel
So of course I Googled Mohenjo Daro - and wasn't dissapointed ... even managed to come across a facebook page where there is loads of information.

I think this woman you speak of from Ancient Indus would be happy with your representation. Strong, bold, feminine, courageous, few words, living a life very different to you and I - I imagine a hard working life, she would have had her bit to do for family and civilisation.

I like the repetition you guys decided to use - kinda makes it sound like something that can be chanted around a bonfire late at night to conjure up the ancient spirits ..

Well Done X

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

thanks KWP!! thank you very much! the history is fascinating isn't it!? .. and if as you say the Dan.. read more
Zahra

2 Years Ago

thank you KWP
a super fine collaboration you guys!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

hi Ana! thanks for stopping and making time to comment .. glad you like it!
E.
Imagine the sounds and tones echoing live throughout the day and eves in the old cities... and you have to be moved.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

yes .. great idea Chris! i can hear it now and smell the dust of thousands of years .. thanks for st.. read more
Zahra

2 Years Ago

thanks so much Chris!
What a profound poem - written with a historic nostalgia - truly relished this piece. Shall catch up on your writings in due time as I was on a long hiatus. Cheers my friend

Posted 2 Years Ago


Blood Ink Diary

2 Years Ago

Glad to be back.. shall visit your space to catch up in due time, dear Zahra. :)
Zahra

2 Years Ago

Aww thanks, looking forward to read yours as well. :)
Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

i thank you as well Shaheen! and nice to meet you!
E.

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