Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Define, Refine and Redefine??

This funny thing about definitions
Elevates some demote some
Draw lines where there are none

Pluto till yesterday was a planet of great fame
Now not even a name
Just a number
Like a million more numbers

‘Pluto’ will be what it is
What it always ‘was’

Never mind the miniscule man
Who defines and ‘redefines’
Nature is beyond the grasp of definition

A mystery to be tasted and relished
Every moment like a toddler does
In wonderment and gratitude
Not solved and resolved

‘Pluto’ is
Just as the Truth is

Never mind the million definitions

Of the Truth that is


Blogger Parvati said...

Splendid! - your capacity to hit on the eternal Truths of Existence easily leaving the chaffs of the ephemeral facts is refreshing always.

5:03 AM  
Blogger kitchenette soul said...

Thank You!! I simply could help laughing at the time and space devoted to this 'news item' in the newspaper on Pluto and listening to 'diligent' parents reminding children of this Important discovery

9:13 AM  
Blogger Swahilya said...

Oh so cute, indeed!

9:38 AM  
Blogger S.K. Dogra said...

‘Pluto’ will be what it is
What it always ‘was’

Nice theme and nice way of using the defining-redefining paradigm to raise the very fundamental issue of permanence of Truth and impermanence of Untruth.

The poem reminds me of what Lord Krisha says in Srimad Bhagwad Geeta:

Untruth never is; Truth never isn't

Indeed, as your poem implies, our folly is that we believe that Truth is not what is, but how we cognise it! Even after the collapse of the Ptolemic universe, man wants to retain his centrality to creation by insisting that Truth is whatever filters out through his consciousness. Your poem opens up vistas of meaning.

A very nice poem indeed!

11:41 AM  

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