The Far Side of Tantra

Art Gallery

Tantric lithographies and the poem ‘All We Ever Wanted’ by Rashid.

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All we ever wanted

I tell you
was to melt into the woman
sex is an effort
to reach into
a greater meeting with
infinity
I gaze at you Matisse models
fashion catalogues film clips
let slip my boundaries in their raven
hair your half-closed eyes
and thoughtful smile the haven
of their placid silken
moorings
I have grown slowly
to understand there’s no out there
out there
the fusion with existence
with you
is here in this protesting
particularity
now we lie quiet together
intimate and alone please
allow me to adore you
write this private unpoetic
metaphor out of
the story
thus

 

rashidRashid’s life began when he took sannyas. In Pune 1 he worked growing vegetables for the master-gardener. On the Ranch he spent a lot of time in the pot-room and the fire tower. In Pune 2, till the Master left the body, he was a bodyguard, an editor and all jobs in-between. Now he lives in Devon with Nisheetha, keeps bees, paints and makes prints, designs buildings and landscapes for sacred use, has published two volumes of poetry, grows his own vegetables and hangs out with a tribe of grandchildren. Or sits around doing nothing. rashidmaxwell.com

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