Wednesday, 22 September 2010

i belong

i belong to the blood
that pulsates in your heart
and gushes
through your arteries,
to the odour of your sweat,
to the moisture in your breath,
to the deep recesses of the earth
from where your roots
drink in the salt of the soil
and spread triumphant your boughs
towards the sun,
i belong.



Sorcerer said...

the cosmos that exist in all of us..the vibrant energy that make us pulse..
the spark of life, in layman's terms.

On a lighter note..Make me also come up with this stupid quote.

"Life is nothing but a biological chain reaction our ancestors started"-Sorcerer on life.

P. Venugopal said...

"Pranic energy is the life of creatures; for that is said to be the universal principle of life," quotes Aurobindo from Taittiriya Upanishad in a book I am reading (The Life Divine).
Your quote gives a new value addition to the quote from the Upanishad. Those days probably they hadn't heard of chain reaction. :)

kochuthresiamma p .j said...

your verse brings to mind what our sages tell us:the same life force runs thru human,animate and inanimate life. they did not grade creation or put grids on it.

very well said, sir.

P. Venugopal said...

thank you, madam. i am a little hesitant to write all that comes to me nowadays. i begin the day reading four or five pages of Aurobindo and, meditating on it, i become intoxicated. without the aid of any intoxicant i am in a floating condition throughout the day--happy, happy, happy, feeling the pulse of everything. if i speak or write, others may take me for a mad man. this might be a passing phase, for staying there is not an easy thing.