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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘Remnants of the Goddess’ by Vandana Khanna with @ange_ombre

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled “Remnants of the Goddess” by Vandana Khana. Khanna is the author of two poetry collections, including Afternoon Masala (University of Arkansas Press, 2014). She is poetry editor at the Los Angeles Review and lives in Los Angeles.

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I have matched art work entitled ‘A Woman in her Quiet Splendor’ by @ange_ombre – Ro Lannes with this poem. You can view and follow her on Instagram here.

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‘Remnants of the Goddess’ ©Vandana Khanna

 

Let them come for what’s left:

a chorus of bone, river and soot.

Worthy enough. Holy enough.

 

Like all the others, singular—or not.

Wanting only for your name to blue

my lips and call it miracle.

 

Our love double-knotted, saddle-stitched

held the world together. Until it didn’t—

all the words you placed in me flushed

and faltered. From memory, I recited

their worn prattle—cut them clean

with my bite. The jungle we made in blame

 

grew and grew, fed on our melancholy.

Not even the birds knew to change their songs.

 

‘A Woman in her Quiet Splendor’ by @ange_ombre – ©Ro Lannes

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