Monday, April 29, 2013

Hit It Harder, the Drum of the Heart

Hit it harder, the drum of the heart: when the dishes aren't put up, when the homework's not done, when you're running in place and deadlines race past. Bang the heart-drum with Her name: Maa, Maa, Maa! Krim, Krim, Krim! --all day long, all day long.

When the software hangs up, when the call drops out, beat the Navarna mantra drum: Om! Aim! Hrim! Klim! Chamundyai! Vicche! As the Doms whack the bones of the corpse on the pyre, whack your heart with the mantra stick--making love-sparks fly, making heart-drum resound.

With the avalanching clatter of the dhaks of Durga Puja, strike the heart, strike the heart.

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