Wild Djinns, Tossing a Heart
Taking a train down from Nanu Oya. Beautiful women fly past like flocks of lorikeets, blue green yellow red:
Clothes dry on tea bushes. Hills and hills of wild tea. A skinny dark girl, unexpected in a bright pink long dress – a benign djinn smiling down at me. A good omen, and I am grateful.
Kids, women, buildings flash past in 300 colors:
Even a woman struggling with bags raises one arm to fly:
I mark a rundown station on my private map. When the end of the world comes, this is where I will return to live:
We race past a dusty girl in a dusty ochre dress, her wild hair a tangle. She laughs teeth and waves. Brings more joy and good fortune.
The train stops at a gate. It takes less than an instant for this kid to grin. I click and wish I could toss her a copy. I toss her my heart instead.
17 Responses to “Wild Djinns, Tossing a Heart”
Eye of an artist, soul of a poet. Great post…love all three hundred colors.
Thanks. and it has got me thinking how much more interesting colorful places are to travel through than the places we are more used to. tough places are interesting as well, but they are also tough.
Ah, another soul agrees with me — The wild alien heartbeat manh is a poet and an artist even if he doesn’t realize it himself.
(chuckle) you are going to render me unemployable in all my favorite bare-knuckle industries.
where is this place where you left your heart?
well, I’ve left my heart in many places. (chuckle – somehow new ones keep growing).
but this was at a railway crossing somewhere between Nanu Oya and Kandy. can’t remember exactly where.
and you said you’ll return! oh well, you’ve many hearts… lol…
A beautiful sentiment in this post, Michael. I think her heart is in that smile also.
Karen – kids always have their hearts in their big smiles.
I love this part, ” when it’s time for the world to end, this is where I want to live,”
Though I have to admit, there is more than one place I would be ok to spend the end of the world! Masoala rain forest in Madagascr is another.
Beautiful combination of words and images! I’ll be back for more, I’m your new follower.
Best regards ♥
Thanks Dina. Loved your Early Summer in Fredrikstad, btw.
Nice series of shots ~ the first one is brilliant, the movement and color! And the 3rd one also captures the spirit of the place. Beautiful.
Thanks very much. I liked the first one also. But interesting what you say about the 3rd – I had been planning to delete it as it didn’t seem to touch one. You have given it a stay of execution for the moment. My favorite of course is the last, even though it is very messy.