Monday, 13 February 2012

Kataragama Devale*

Faith and hope
the inevitable issue of our ignorance
and fallibility
scorned by know-all and ‘scientician’
in their knowing-all arrogance
and brave-fronted boasts
of infallibility,
are flower made
delicate things of the devout,
now in blue and now in red
one basket of flowers for the Kandasuridun
another for Vishnu
separate for ‘separability’ of petition
together for the convenience of petitioner
a construction
perhaps made by the better informed
the more humble
and in the final instant
the wise,
who can tell?

*Inspired by the photography of Hiranya Malwatta 

1 comment :

  1. i am a fan of Hiranya Malwatte ... i really like her photography ....they are so beautiful and always has something to feel.

    'believing' and 'respecting' the beliefs of a certain society is something totally different i believe. ' devalaya' is a shrine and has some place in the hearts of some people and 'hada devola' is something beautiful ... but again different to the other famous devalaya's that we know.