Move Us from Dark Spaces of Invented Light into the Broadness of the World

For the many of us trained to display only the narrowness acceptable to the world in which we are in any given hour despite the multiple worlds to which we belong.

 

 

 

 

“Make broadness broadness”

By Sharmistha Mohanty, fiction writer, poet, founder of the online journal: Almost Island; based Mumbai, India

 

 

 

Make broadness broadness

from narrowness

Lead lead us

We see nothing

behind nothing ahead

These worlds are broad above

beyond our knowing

The great river plains open and descend

slowly from west to east

beyond our knowing

Us

Doctor, suture me from

narrowness to broadness

All the suns all the dawns all the waters

rise and pass

in broadness

Our bodies move over over this land

rising and falling

Broadness

stretch out our skies and dawns

so we can walk walk

out of our selves

Doctor, move me from dark

spaces of invented light

I do not know just

what it is

that I am like

Broadness open for

us us

Unharness our days

 

 

 

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The three in these three separate works, Prometheus, Noah, Mary Magdalene, 2011, squeezed into these slits, like the openings in castle walls, are not awake.

Stained glass which has been cut, sandblasted, engraved, painted and fired. 

Judith Schaechter, born 1961, American.  On display in 2015 at the Philadelphia Art Alliance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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