eraser dust
the touch and go
of perfection

 


10 Responses

  1. Garry Eaton Says:

    pounding chalk erasers
    all the mistakes
    I have made

  2. Magyar Says:

    Shiloka, such a fine thought forward, thank you!
    __ You've brought me back to High School, and this student's invention of new ideas from remaining dust. 'Twas a grand preparation for my further studies by questioning that, that was.

    finger marks
    in this chalk board's dust
    a new idea.

  3. kalaramesh Says:

    Nice one, Magyar

  4. kalaramesh Says:

    eraser dust
    the touch and go
    of perfection

    Well done, Shloka!
    I'll remember this for a long time.

    Though I've come to a state of mind, where I believe there is nothing as 'perfection' and beauty lies in imperfections!

  5. batsword Says:

    Love this, Sholka!

    long etching curves
    the lead point breaks
    on her navel

    used in a winter imachi, The Thunder of The River, sabaki, the late John Carley, in 2011

  6. drdavidhrosen Says:

    No dust of imperfection

  7. Alan Summers Says:

    eraser dust
    the touch and go
    of perfection

    —SHLOKA SHANKAR

    I immediately see snow, both through my eyes, and the eyes of Kate Bush.

    Then I smell all the items of a school desk, and the great British winters thigh deep in snow for a little boy, and still managing the adventure of another day.

    Perfection can be experienced as we are so transient, it appears to erase right in front of us, but it doesn't, it really doesn't. :-)

    *

    Another kind of dust:

    an attic window sill
    a wasp curls
    into its own dust

    Alan Summers
    Woodpecker Special Issue, Extra Shuttle Issue ed. Wim Lofvers & M. Objedovic (The Netherlands, 1997); Snapshots Four (1998); Swot, arts & literature magazine, Bath Spa University (2007); Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan (published for my birthday, September 16th 2002); tinywords (2002)

  8. Carol Says:

    No matter what we do in life there's always room for improvement, nothing is ever perfect.

  9. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    As a fellow artist, I love this so much, Shloka. I imagined a drawing on an old style school blackboard.

    marion

  10. martin1223 Says:

    Pelham Parkway
    between the winter trees
    child's breath

    tinywords 10.3 | 15 November 2010

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