Draped in Grace

By Somali K Chakrabarti

Shringar , Jamini Roy

Image Courtesy CM Fine Arts

Willowy woman decks

in humble drape, exudes

fine feminine grace

Sringar” is a masterpiece painting by Jamini Roy (1887-1972),one of the most renowned Indian artists of the twentieth century . Broad brush strokes, simple forms, stretched eyes, decorative borders and use of flat colours are the dominant motifs in “Jamini Roy” paintings.


A Haiku is a Japanese poem consisting of 17 syllables in 3 lines, with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 in the second.


Lei: A wreath for your soul  is a collection of short poems that combine elements of nature, philosophy, culture, science and spirituality. Take a peek here on Kindle Store.






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43 thoughts on “Draped in Grace

  1. A beautiful Haiku poetry depicting feminine grace along with the Master Painter Jamini Roy’s painting.
    Simplicity also enhances the feminine grace.

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    1. Thank you so much Sue. The original paintings look so simplistic that anybody would want to replicate them, but these are highly valuable. So far I have read only one poem of yours and it was beautiful . Probably because I have the habit of summarizing things in bullet-ed points, I feel comfortable with haiku and tanka. 🙂

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      1. I hope you drop by to read more of my poetry Somali.. And it would be a dull world if we all liked the same thing.. or were good at similar things 🙂 this way I get to enjoy Your style :-)… Forgive me if I do not catch every post though.. Love and Blessings.. xx

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  2. The way Jamini Roy was graceful with her brush, the same way you are graceful with your words. Your Haiku is in tandem with the simple-looking yet extra-ordinary work of the great painter.

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