“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” ? Rudyard Kipling, The Collected Works                                      “When someone is mean to me, I just make them a victim in my next book.” ? Mary Higgins Clark  


Chores done they huddled around the storyteller,

agog for another folktale extracted from his fathoms

deep mind, their goody bag.

For a brief spell they found themselves riding a magic

carpet of his vivid imagination sharing an enchanting

world diametrically opposite their own

an existence of daily eking two square meals

after back breaking labor, dignity intact, pride

clutched firmly in fists.


painting Ancient Storyteller is by Amrita Shergill



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