Postcard From India

Sinking Temple - Color


Creaking oarlocks take us out

Into the pale fog mist

This holy river


Ancient oarsman rowing

Slowly . . . without effort

Drifting with the current

Muddy vein of life


Mother of the world.


Great cities come and go along her shore

He tells me

Mighty temples rise up over centuries

Adoring God

Then fall to earth

Forsaken by him

As this water passes by



About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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6 Responses to Postcard From India

  1. Wonderful imagery… and I FELT the pale colours and the endless weight of the years

  2. The Ganges is certainly a river of great diversity and you’ve plucked its essence out here Bruce.

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