be | longing

Walking along the bluff,
Through swaying trees,
Catching glimpses of a fiery orb
Rising from the lake.
Walking into a spider’s web
And a swarm of hovering flies,
As the wind fondled
The shimmering lake.
And the lady in the moon,
Gliding beside me.
Mixed Media Piece by Aparna Datey
Mixed Media Piece by Aparna Datey
A sailboat on the horizon,
Sunflowers turned to the sun,
A lone gull carried by the wind,
And a whiff of dead fish.
A lilting lapping,
Caressing the pebbles, 
And indecisive driftwood, 
At the water’s edge. 
And the lady in the moon,
Looking down at me.
All this time
I have been wandering,
Leaving home,
To arrive home.
But suddenly deep inside me,
A tangled wrenching,
Brimming at my eyelids,
As the lady in the moon dipped
To the other side of the world.
Aparna Datey is fascinated with well designed everyday objects (such as spoons and door handles) and textures (such as hand woven textiles and ceramics). She has a Masters in Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in Architecture from India. Currently she is an Academic Advisor at the Center for International Education at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She enjoys hiking, knitting, making fused glass jewelry, and cooking. She loves to travel with her family, and on a recent visit to India, was lucky enough to see a tiger in the wild!



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