Roaming Cloud

W20151311Roaming Cloud painting by Sandhya Singh has been inspired by the poem of the same title by Rabindra Nath Tagore.

To help you understand the interpretation and the meaning of the painting, Sandhya wanted to share with you the poem itself (Gitanjali – verse No 80)

“I am like a remnant of a cloud of autumn
Uselessly roaming in the sky.

O my sun ever glorious!
Thy touch has not yet melted my vapour, making me one with thy light, and thus
I count months and years separated from thee.

If this be thy wish and if this be thy play,
then take this fleeting emptiness of mine,
paint it with colours, gild it with gold,
float it on the wanton wind and spread it in varied wonders.

And again
when it shall be thy wish
to end this play at night,
I shall melt and vanish away in the dark,
or it may be in a smile of the white morning,
in a coolness of purity transparent.”