True to his profession as a scientist, Rajan has tried an experiment in writing poetry. He has shown that joint ventures could be not only in business but also between poets. The title of this book 'Ode to an earthworm', is a poem written as a joint venture between him and his friend Dr. Sudhamahi Regunathan. This poem brings out one essential feature of all poetry. Poetry is in essence a reflection. As Wordsworth said it could be emotions recollected in tranquillity. At the same time, it could also be reflection in another sense. It could be an echo or a response to the stimulus of an experience. The joint venture,'Ode to an earthworn" is a poetic dialogue of ideas, perceptions and insights between two gifted sensitive people.