BooksBuddhist“R” ...

“R” The Frozen Ink

“R” The Frozen Ink
Description Read Full Description
Foreword Just come to my mind My thoughts will scratch out your face Just open your mouth My silence will smash your jaws — Vasko Popa Frozen ink, assumed images, vanishing hopes and withering paints on his brushes — exile is an ordeal. Tenzing Rigdol typifies today’s displaced the dislocated people roaming in the space of others. He was born in Nepal, grew up in India and lives in the US. Along this peripatetic life of a refugee in search of his roots, he has found words and paints...
Foreword

Just come to my mind My thoughts will scratch out your face Just open your mouth My silence will smash your jaws — Vasko Popa

Frozen ink, assumed images, vanishing hopes and withering paints on his brushes — exile is an ordeal. Tenzing Rigdol typifies today’s displaced the dislocated people roaming in the space of others. He was born in Nepal, grew up in India and lives in the US. Along this peripatetic life of a refugee in search of his roots, he has found words and paints as his tools. In this collection Rigdol opens his box full of questions, confusing answers, strange turns, anger and desperation. When pain and resentments begin to overflow like crumpled papers from a waste bin, his words dance in agony.

Pour me a glass full. Light me a cigarette. Sing to me our anthem. Let my tears Tame my phantom.

Never having seen Tibet, which hides beyond the great Himalayan Mountains and is being endlessly tormented by the marching boots of the occupying forces, the young man’s love for his country grows. Some may say this love is notional, imaginary, romantic or just emotional. But the blood that runs in him is the same blood that ran in Songtsen Gampo and Lang Dharma, and the voice that sings these words is the same voice that nomads sing in the northern grassland of the land of snow. These are not rhetoric but chants of an estranged son.

Heaven soaked in honey Is far less seductive to me Than you My beloved country.

But when he comes out of such blissful chants and into a world of reality, he knows that the “beloved country” is stolen by an alien force. And hence he tunes into another gear. Words must reflect the actuality of his dislocation. In a desert storm I lost my home. All that I owned Were swiftly blown.

At times he hears the warrior songs of Gear’s generals, spears raised in the blue sky and the hoofs of their horse pounding on the frozen rivers of his native land. Snorting of the galloping stallions and the voice of Cesar commanding his general invoke a different spirit in the poet. Words must necessarily echo the passion within the poet’s heart.

Bang! Bang! Into the gullies of Lassa Two bombs explode. One flares a Chinese flag That ends in a clustered smoke.

The other one blasts Mao’s portrait Scattering it into the crowd.

The angst felt by Tenzing Rigdol is the same torment felt by anyone who faces such similar obstacles in life. The need to let out the pressure is urgent. Such furious passions in Rigor’s heart bubble in the hearts of exiled youth as resonated by another diasporas poet-activist.

Jam a bullet I do not think from the tin shell I leap for that thrilling 2-second life and die with the dead. I am the life you left behind. — Tenzin Tsundue

Still another writer living in the far corner of California writes.

At dawn, when beyond the New Mexico plains The sun shimmers with its first rays Into the blue, three fighter jets take off Screaming Rangzen into the void of Now

— Topden Tsering

Vasko Popa, the Serbian poet, in “Give Me Back my Rags”, too shouts this — loud and clear.

Get out of my living abyss Of the bare father-tree within me Get out of my bursting head Get out just get out

Rigdol’s poems give a piquant sense of loss and hope, estrangement and meeting and above all, a dear drive to survive all odds. He writes with the passion, determination and strength of a wild yak. The result is this bindle of verses reflecting his youthful love for Tibet. His words are clear and his ideas abundant. May this be the first child from his marriage with ‘WORDS.”

Item Code: NAD454 Author: Tenzing Rigdol Cover: Paperback Edition: 2008 Publisher: Tibet Writes ISBN: 819041741X Size: 7.5 inch X 5.0 inch Pages: 73 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 94 gms
Price: $10.00
Best Deal: $8.00
Shipping Free
Viewed 3830 times since 2nd Jan, 2013
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to “R” The Frozen Ink (Buddhist | Books)

Ways of Thinking of Eastern Peoples: India- China- Tibet- Japan
The New Tibetan-English Dictionary of Modern Tibetan
Essentials of Modern Literary Tibetan A reading course and reference grammar
Buddhist Tales in Modern Times Stories of the Soul
The Making Of Modern India: The Cultural Heritage of India (1765-1947) (Volume VIII )
Modern Tibetan Language Volume II ((With Transliteration))
Modern Tibetan Language Volume I (With Transliteration)
Modern Bodo Short Stories
The Oxford India Nehru
From Goddess to Mortal (The True-Life Story of a Former Royal Kumari)
Muses in Exile – An Anthology of Tibetan Poetry
Tibetan-English Dictionary
A Tibetan English Dictionary
A Tibetan-English Dictionary (With Special Reference to the Prevailing Dialects)
A Tibetan English Dictionary
Testimonials
I am very happy with your service, and have now added a web page recommending you for those interested in Vedic astrology books: https://www.learnastrologyfree.com/vedicbooks.htm Many blessings to you.
Hank, USA
As usual I love your merchandise!!!
Anthea, USA
You have a fine selection of books on Hindu and Buddhist philosophy.
Walter, USA
I am so very grateful for the many outstanding and interesting books you have on offer.
Hans-Krishna, Canada
Appreciate your interest in selling the Vedantic books, including some rare books. Thanks for your service.
Dr. Swaminathan, USA
I received my order today, very happy with the purchase and thank you very much for the lord shiva greetings card.
Rajamani, USA
I have a couple of your statues in your work is really beautiful! Your selection of books and really everything else is just outstanding! Namaste, and many blessings.
Kimberly
Thank you once again for serving life.
Gil, USa
Beautiful work on the Ganesha statue I ordered. Prompt delivery. I would order from them again and recommend them.
Jeff Susman
Awesome books collection. lots of knowledge available on this website
Pankaj, USA