Waves and the Root

An experiential poem & Impromptu performance art

Feb 6th, 2016 / Paradise Beach, Pondicherry, India

Know not how, the uprooted tree reached ashore

Its life seemed to ebb and flow with frisky waves

Keeping many a secret in her maze, Nature leaves us amazed.

 

I began to etch leaves on sand around the lifeless tree

Where every fourth wave washes away

all marks, footsteps and blur the shadows.

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With enormous forces,

Ocean engulfs into him, everything,

all matters along the shore!

 

Up there clouds were veiling the Sun,

Seeming as if the Sun was hiding itself behind them.

Then there was no shadow at the shore

and the root was ushered further by waves.

 

My mind went out of time

And space turned into another dimension.

 

I saw my friend mired in sand,

“Sand’s cradle is sand itself”

But what of that dry root?

 

To experience more layers

Further away from the reach of waves

I started engraving my thoughts over sand.

The dead root on one side and dancing waves on other,

“Suraj” my friend, became centre of that space.

 

In the momentum of movements,

I felt the stillness of deep Ocean.

In the roots of ‘being’ and in the wavering experience,

I felt an ending and saw a new beginning…

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Much Thanks to Suraj for being there, to Utkarsh for capturing beautiful photographs and to Nature for adding a wonder experience in my journey.