Monday, 31 March 2014

being fine

is like a delicate string
strung taut
across a canyon
over which you walk
arms spread
horizontal to the deep chasm below
unaware of the eruption of colours
on the western horizon
where sets the sun
nor distracted by the jeers
of those wanting you to trip
nor by the cheers
of those wanting you seen across
nor by the prayers
of them on their knees
hands clapsed
eyes tightly shut
beseeching the almighty
oh god, oh god, oh god!



Anonymous said...

....the prayers
of them on their knees
hands clasped
eyes tightly shut
beseeching the almighty
oh god, oh god, oh god!

ROFL!!!! Why does that sound so familiar?! I know why!!! It's an echo, that's why!!!!

Love the imagery as always!!!


P. Venugopal said...

thanks, sam. why is it that we let our happiness to be decided by others?
some people do not want you to be happy for no particular reason, some others so want you to do well and there are others who go to temples and churches and pray for your well being.
each month i give my 86-year-old mother an allowance, which she calls her "pension". almost the entire amount she spends on offerings in temples for the well-being of her four children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
"ente prarthana konda neeyokke nannayirikkunnathu," she often tells us. (it is because of my prayers you are all doing well)...

Anonymous said...

Two quotes came to mind when I read your reply to my comment, Mr V.

The first is by Eleanor Roosevelt,'No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.' By the same token, happiness or rather contentment is inherent. No one can bring you happiness or contentment but rather they act as the catalyst to bring what is inherent, to the surface. Does that make any sense?

Secondly, "More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.
Wherefore, let thy voice rise like a fountain for me night and day." wrote Tennyson.
I have to agree with your mum here. Yes, we do not sit back and do nothing, waiting for Divine Intervention. We do our best, always keeping in mind that the strength to forge ahead, when you'd rather just give up, does come from that Higher Power! :D


P. Venugopal said...

something i have picked up from Sri Aurobindo book (The Life Divine):

"He discovered that Mind was the Brahman."--Taittriya Upanishad.

It encapsulates both the quotes you have given, doesn't it?

It is one's mind that makes one inferior or superior--both are bad manifestations of the Mind.

And about prayers: A prayer is your mind's desire at work, in a sublime kind of ardency, if my expression is right. one conceives in one's mind the world in which one lives--Mind is the Brahman!

Ha ha ha!!! Sam, I find excelling myself!