The ignominy of geometry- Robin Ngangom

We were given a white emptiness
and left to our devices. Wanting more from life than
mere life
we tried to fill that emptiness with lush pigments,
beauty, purpose, a finishing touch of children.
We went looking for subjects in time and space
creating moments under cherry-trees, lifting glasses
to youth,
but merely fulfilled the oracle of repetition
and then we speak of a wheel coming full circle.
The ignominy of geometry,
the inability to see beyond centres and triangles.

This is an extract from one of my favourite poems by a wonderful poet from my home city of Shillong. Robin Ngangom is known for his exquisite poetry and knack for words. To read the complete version of  “The ignominy of geometry” , click on this link–



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