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Metaphorically the poem coins two level of existence, two endless surfaces which are represented by grass - deep green, swampy, low land, inhibited by low creatures, and the surface of outer space, sparkled by light and filled with striking opportunities to eternal change.
Protagonist Shaman starts his trip from the midst of a low land... Being encircled by the heavily breathing beasts and monsters, terrifying sounds and frightening hidden motions seemingly not leaving the protagonist a chance to escape he struggles his way out through an ecstatic performance where he is artistically resembling the manners and features of monsters in attempt to mislead them.
After long lasting and exhausting fight for escape and a short liberation flight he gets down back again, but transformed...
Poetry and performance by Max M.Ryleev, recorded in 2005, Berlin, Germany
Art director and editor Elena Ryleeva