Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Squares and Circles!

SQUARES in CIRCLES
and
Circles in Squares;
no sleazy matter to be frowned upon
or
to be wondered about.

It’s only a state of mind
with shades of laden thoughts.

Are you a circle or a square?
You can’t answer.
For, in the cave of your minds
you always grope for structure, not substance.

Is love a circle?
A heaven sent garland?
If love is a circle,
squares are lovers, their attire being dreams.

 The body may be a square.
But the soul is only a circle.
For, when the body decays and drops dead
 the soul goes out rolling.

My bed before birth was
a shapeless semi-circle
or a circle.
But, why I’m now a square,
leaping out of the ordained format.

Get rid of your fantasizes.
Get rid of cloudy thoughts.
For, the light of life is lit only by the realities,
not by make-believe thoughts.

It’s to be known therefore that
the lines that draw circles also
draw squares.
It’s no sleazy matter
To be frowned upon
or to be wondered about.

[Image courtesy: Google]




11 comments:

  1. बहुत उम्दा,सुन्दर व् सार्थक प्रस्तुति
    नब बर्ष (2013) की हार्दिक शुभकामना.

    मंगलमय हो आपको नब बर्ष का त्यौहार
    जीवन में आती रहे पल पल नयी बहार
    ईश्वर से हम कर रहे हर पल यही पुकार
    इश्वर की कृपा रहे भरा रहे घर द्वार.

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  2. "The body may be a square.
    But the soul is only a circle.
    For, when the body decays and drops dead
    the soul goes out rolling"

    very powerful lines displaying depth and meaning. You touched a raw chord and how!

    very expressive piece, indeed!

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  3. I feel honored. Thanks Meenakshi ma'am for your nice comments and appreciation.

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  4. Thanks Madan Mohan Ji for your beautiful comments. Thanks also for your greetings. Happy New Year.

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  5. //The body may be a square.
    But the soul is only a circle.
    For, when the body decays and drops dead
    the soul goes out rolling. //

    these lines are very impressive.It makes me think.
    a very good poem.I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Rajalakshmi.

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  6. Thought provoking poem! Loved the imagination and comparison of geometric shapes to things in real life!

    "Are you a circle or a square?
    You can’t answer.
    For, in the cave of your minds
    you always grope for structure, not substance."

    Very true!!

    "the lines that draw circles also
    draw squares."

    Love this concluding line!

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  7. Thanks Valli ma'am for your nice comments and appreciation.

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  8. Deep, and beautifully articulated. Loved the many metaphors you drew with just circles and squares.

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  9. Thanks chaitanyas for your nice comments.

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  10. You actually left me frowning and wondering with this one !

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