Saturday, 19 July 2014

The ‘more-to-it’ of dance and dancer

So you want sword turned
into ploughshare and industry
hatred into love
and new destiny
soft word for harsh
an upturning of the earth
in war’s aftermath?
Then look!
This is dance
the movement of arms
outlawed and undergrounded
and in that elegant transliteration
read if you will
affirmation of life over death
voice over silence
the resilience of a people
underestimated at cost.  

Inspired by the photography of Ravindra Dharmatilleka

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