Here is my metal embossing
where I have etched out
this village belle fetching pots of water
Is she fetching water from a nearby well or
a far away pond or a distant river?
Balancing a pot on her head while
carrying another in her hand
she walks happily to her home and hearth
with these pots filled with the elixir of life,
Water is still a precious commodity,
in many an arid Indian village
and women trekking more than a mile
for a pot of water is a familiar sight too...