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In order to fly.


The poem was written by me, on 9th May 1994. Thirteen years have flown. Pure coincidence, that the date matches, almost exactly.

Tha painting was completed a few days back. It shows a sea gull taking flight.Away from the cactii, which almost seem human-- threatening , frightening, surrounded by darkness.

The picture I painted seems apt for the poem I wrote so many years ago.

Sometimes, we just have to be pushed, in order to be able to fly. Only then do we realise what we are really capable of.

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Freedom

Free of the shackles,

That imprisoned the soul,

I discover now, the broken wing,

Wanting to soar,but compelled to limp,

Step by step,I painfully tread.

A stumble here,a step missed there,

Nevertheless onwards, the quest goes on,

And before I know,

Guided by a force unknown,

The footing is suddenly,surer than before,

And here I am,

Now, flying once more.
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Comments

  1. wow. nice poem and the modern art is cool as well.

    First time I have seen a modern art that is sorta understandable. When I was in SFO, I went to a japanese museum and it would be a joke if I just told you what I saw. Oh well lets do it practically. Ask one of your clones at home to dip their hands in wet paint and take a big white canvas and then ask them to splash the paint droplets onto the white canvas. What do i see? Voila .. that is a latest and greatest of all artistic piece and guess what it was donated as well !!

    On second look at the "supposedly" human figures,well they loook like a eagle siting in the hind wiht the wings spread across. [:D] have a look will ya ....

    Good job but... It takes so much pains to create them being an amateur and an idiot like me comes, who has absolutely no idea what it is and screw up the art.

    In that note am signing off,

    Yours truly,
    life's crudest form of creation :)

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  2. hehe...now i know:)
    nice poem!!
    u hav bin born artistic!!

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  3. Both wonderful pieces and so well matched in your blog. I just love how you have drawn the seagull. He has such a free feel about him.

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  4. Did you see the look on Steven Hawking's face when he recently went weightless in the NASA aircraft?..

    We are all capable of flight..though not necessarily leaving the ground..by our fears and disbelief we are it is to the Earth we are bound.

    Douglas Adams wrote in 'The Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy': The art of flying is simple..you just throw yourself at the ground and miss.

    your words have placed air under my wings.

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  5. Come to the edge!
    And they came
    And he pushed them
    And they Flew!

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  6. Wow! nice poem, it reminded me of the quote by Douglas Adams, "In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground."

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  7. The picture reminded me of Richard Bach's Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, one of my favourite books.
    The green images look like angry penguins.

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  8. That's a really beautiful poem. I'm often afraid to fly on my own and need a push. A big push.

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  9. Hmm, you're absolutely right about that! Great match with the poem and the painting :)

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  10. a push yes! many a times,that's what's lacking and leads to failures-a push from within.

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  11. Hi
    I am back.
    Nice poetry ,I liked the pic too :)
    Belated Happy wedding anniversary to made for each other couple.

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  12. hey.. nice poem.. its simple yet elegant.. :)

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  13. Very nice. Adding you to my blog walk of fame

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  14. But that sounds so positive.

    Oh.

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  15. Reminds me of soemthin i read..
    "Angels fly, bcoz they take themselves lightly.."

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  16. That's the story of my life. U said it in the poem, its my present state of mind!! :-)

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