Performed by Val Cole
What is the theme of your poem?
I have been always in pursuit of going beyond physical. Going beyond physics. I consider physical body is weak but the spirit is strong. Spiritualism, perhaps can be the theme besides other layers of themes. It may have multiple interpretations. Hermeneutics .
What motivated you to write this poem?
The impulse running underneath the is letting go of physical and realising the spritual.
How long have you been writing poetry?
I have now been writing poetry since more than three decades .
If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?
Dinner reminds me of the last supper. I wish i was with nine disciples of Christ.
What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?
To me poetry is performance as well along with reading it out aloud with certain specific rhythm.
And Festival for Poetry has come out with indescribable idea for performance reading my some one who for other field of arts. An actor. It is always exciting to see how your poetry gets performed.
Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?
I practice writing poetry in Gujarati language ( my mother tongue ) besides translations I often translate Gujarati language poetry into English language besides my own Gujarati language poetry .
What is your passion in life?
The ultimate passion in life is to be human. I love this life where we are human beings.
Is it not true that when you wake up to see the world and switch on your television and you see all nations torn apart and that centre cannot hold …
Vihang A. Naik 😦 b. 1969 ) Indian poet writing in English.He took to teaching as a profession, serving in colleges since 1996 in Gujarat. He lives and works in Gujarat, India. He can be visited at http://www.vihang.org