standing Yakshi female nature spirit
mature spirited buxom
goddess, dispensing coins
thunderbolt bearing and seated
Yaksha male nature spirit
god of fire or a Buddha of the future?
Durga slays buffalo
her old jewelry melted down
gold weapons in her hair
Krishna baffling the horse demon
the lustration of Lakshmi
goddess of fortune
bathed with sacred water by elephants
She dreams a god of transcendent wisdom,
four armed, peaceful
He desires eight armed Tara
Buddhist goddess of salvation
They met at the museum.
Amorous royal couple!
Shiva & Uma
lord and lady dancing celestial
plaque from tantric ritual apron
mother goddess Matrika in black stone
fragment of pull toy
Yama lord of death
goddess of dawn with seven dogs
Notes from the Southeast Asian collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Karin Falcone Krieger is a writer, visual artist, master gardener, personal chef and social justice warrior. Her recent reviews, interviews, journalism, poetry and essays have been published in Tupelo Quarterly, Tofu Ink Arts Press, LITPUB, Newsday, Contingent Magazine, BlazeVOX, The Laurel Review, and other publications. She composes poems made to order in public spaces on a 100 year old typewriter, and produced the pop-up zine artICHOKE. She is an alumna of SUNY Stony Brook and The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. She taught freshman composition as an adjunct instructor at several New York area colleges from 1999-2019. Links and other projects can be seen at www.karinfalconekrieger.com