July 10, 2006

A Meandering Mind




"Cogito, Ergo Sum".

If not me, who’d I be?

A benign butterfly?
Midst color ‘n fragrance
And enveloped in peace;
steering clear of populated places
gliding a lazy summer breeze.
Beauty’d be my abode
‘n leisure my occupation;
seeking little, not wanting to please.

Perhaps a congruous kite.
Etching mindless circles
Gradually varying in size;
viewing a world I want to see.
Carried by the current
in apparent harmony.
High in the azure sky
A busy world defy.

Possibly a passive pine.
Bending now and again
In snow gust and rain.
Standing green and tall
when all is well.
No pressure to blossom,
no colors to flaunt;
I am, and there’s nothing I want.

I suppose a soundless shadow.
Not clearly defined;
coz I cease to be
when the lights not on me.
Have only to follow
or fall as a copy;
no need for an identity
You could as well be me.

"Je pense, donc je suis".

10 comments:

eshuneutics said...

Mm. Metamorphosis, but not really: because the objects all retain the human mind. Human life in another mode then? Whatever "I am" there is always "thought". I particulary like "Possibly a passive pine/Bending now and again/In snow gust and rain." The alliteration, rhyme and half-rhyme bind the whole image together. Guess I've told you what I would be! Yes!

starry nights said...

I think the pine says it all. just be myself.Possibly a passive pine.
Bending now and again
In snow gust and rain.
Standing green and tall
when all is well.
No pressure to blossom,
no colors to flaunt;
I am, and there’s nothing I want.

nandi23 said...

"Je pense, donc je suis"---absolutely!

I'm not quite sure, but I am thinking that imagination the central theme of this?
either way, this is pretty awesome!

nandi23 said...

I had to look up the meaning of congruous :D

lash said...

Beauty’d be my abode
‘n leisure my occupation;
seeking little, not wanting to please.

perfect. you peots are amazing. the way u put ur thoughts in words is just incredible... i have had similar muses but i could never match thme with such brilliant words. brilliant buddy. take this up seriously. i guess u have in you a professional poet. i am not sure if professional is the right word cos then ppl might ask "who is an unprofessional poet?"

Anyway this was a nice read.

karmic_jay said...

pretty awesome :)

EXSENO said...

Very nice. I especially like,
steering clear of populated places
gliding a lazy summer breeze.
Beauty’d be my abode
‘n leisure my occupation;

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

Wow.
Wonderful.
Moving and meaningful.

D said...

And then, may be I would realize that existence is temporary it's thoughts which exist, which cannot be destroyed and which are omnipresent, in some way or the other...always. - Nice Poem. Nice thoughts - And Yes, I think that's why I exist.

lash said...

i am fine, unfortunately :))