Sunday, 16 May 2010


to put yourself at the zero position is a difficult thing to do.
when there, you glide like an eagle high in the clouds,
not a feather moving,
moving into the mist of the clouds,
and then gliding into sunlit surprises,
seeing all things moving and static on earth,
seeing with the eyes of the eagle,
and when the prey scurries, far down below,
acting with a tilt and flap-flap of the wings,
and swooping in to lift the thing
clean off the ground.



Arun Meethale Chirakkal said...

Power packed. I recited it in a way where the pitch gradually increases; louder and louder and I felt as if I’m listening to ‘Flight of Icarus’ by Iron Maiden, especially these lines:

“Fly on your way, like an eagle,
Fly as high as the sun,
On your way, like an eagle,
Fly and touch the sun.”

The irony is you start it with “to put yourself at the zero position is a difficult thing to do.” And I got so thrilled reading the rest of it where you explain what makes it difficult and found myself asking ‘why put oneself at the zero position’. Bar the first line, it’s all action and I loved it.

P. Venugopal said...

Arun, this was the idea i wanted to communicate:
being at the zero position is the central theme.
i have noticed creativity comes only when we are totally free, at the zero position, weightless. i am not restricting this merely to creativity in writing, painting or any such activity we associate with the term creativity. i am speaking about creativity in relations too, in whatever we do, in finding the way to our optimum level of happiness.
when we are a factor, when our ego comes in, when there is a drag around our movement from our personality problems, proclivities and prejudices, we do not and cannot touch the heights of creativity. whatever we do becomes a reflection of our problems.