Friday, December 3, 2010

The Mystery

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 17; the seventeenth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

As I play with pebbles and shells on the shores of cosmic ocean
a mystery baffles me, dazzles me in my notion
As I make a futile attempt to understand the intangible infinity
only left with wonderment about my sanity 

As I wander in the archive of ages of knowledge
with a deep desire to measure and acknowledge
a creation so magnificent, so splendid 
a strange realization that we are as insignificant as a particle of dust
freely floating in fabric of the space & time

As I realize my home is so green and peaceful
the universe out there is chaotic than ever
violent volcanoes & collisions occurring around
this is a just periodic game of creation & destruction
with its own set of complex rules

Trying to find that unknown in that complex equation
guessing the magnitude of variables involved
mathematics has its own limitations to dare beyond
For those who have seen beyond are the enlightened
Those who do not have to seek answers for questions anymore.

As the universe plays a game of causes & effects
the flap of butterfly's wings causing a hurricane around the globe
there is a fine delicate balance of things around

trying to discover my purpose at last
as i let go of the assumption of reality and illusion
feelings of seeking for happiness and pleasures
i see the universe in a different form
with a heightened sense of things
and a higher level of consciousness
i see a beauty in the mystery of universe

this is not an illusion not a reality
this is something of the third kind
which you cannot digest


As I try to make sense of innumerable patterns all around me
from veins in a leaf to the shells on the shore
a smoother pebble resembling the yellow bands of Jupiter
and a sea shell having patterns as the milky way…
ascertaining the fact that nature loves symmetry
For there is a mystery in the elegance & elegance in the mystery

As I the see the source code of the universe
In its completeness across the electromagnetic spectrum
I exist as a mere impulse of heightened consciousness
I cannot be eliminated or terminated
I rejoice my being from inception till the end
In a state of being aware of itself
As I resonate in the cosmic symphony
I am a factor of an equation
ever trying to balance itself, coz i am still alive !
My physical body has constraints but my mind knows no limits


Life is nothing but an open ended string
living as vibrating randomly without knowing the meaning or purpose
with a deep restlessness to understand the ultimate truth
that transcends both the space and time itself.
From the cave paintings of animals resembling the patters found in sky
To the modern super computers modeling the faintest of galaxies
Patterns have fascinated mankind all throughout
We have come so far in an attempt to understand the unknown
Yet when I look up the sky, filled with wonderment
I see a streak of falling star passing by and wander in my wonder 


For men* may come & men may go
but the universe rocks forever

*men : By men I mean Amateur astronomers, professional ones can never love Astronomy more than Amateurs. There is a depth on missing love rather than being with it.

PS: The pic is a long exposure photo of the Milky way galaxy, our home as seen from being inside the same hence this edge on view. This is visible to us a band or patch of light across the sky, it appeared as if milk is spilled in the sky hence the name milky way. there are mainly two types in sky observing through telescopes. observing planets inside solar system & Deep Sky Observing(DSO) . In DSO, we mainly observe the galaxies which are of various shapes. We can classify the apparent view as face-on view & edge-on view. face-on view is one in which the axis of rotation of galaxy is the LOS of observer not exactly though. edge on view is the axis of rotation of galaxy is perpendicular to the LOS of observer. Consider galaxy as a disc to get an idea.

Another PS: This all started with recalling the quote of Douglas Adams, hats off to the him for this !
I know the poem doesn't rhyme but what to do god created universe which cannot be described rhymingly with ease ! LOL  pass on the blame to god himself, Here's another one on lighter side :

One one cold observing night due to lack of bedsheets one guy asks another to share bed sheet with him. but that was very small one & hence I suggested, may be if you can sleep on him Faceon or edge on you both can be covered by that bed sheet. This was definitely overdose of observing galaxies & needed sleep badly !



“There is a theory which states that if ever for any reason anyone discovers what exactly the Universe is for and why it is here it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another that states that this has already happened.”

  
-astrosunilnomy
Amateur astronomer
Council member
bas.org.in (the most active astronomy club in India)
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20 comments:

Someone Is Special said...

well done my friend.. wonderful poem to go with the mystery, universe, yes.. All the Best dude, Someone is Special - The Mysery

--Someone is Special--

adarshs said...

the mystery of universe, the mystery of existence....indeed THE MYSTERY!!

Beyond Horizon said...

Mysterious indeed...universe does rock!

Sadiya Merchant said...

i liked it very much :-)

Vibhuti B said...

Aaah a superb poetry after a series of stories here at BAT 17..Refreshing!
And mighty clear thinking too...:)

Vikram Pyati said...

Absolutely brilliant!!! You got it right. The biggest mystery in the universe is the universe itself. Wonderful use of the topic.

Rumya said...

Deep thoughts and well put all the mysteries of mankind and the universe.
All the Best for BAT 17.

Meher....all out to explore..!! said...

the mystery of the universe..how apt,to write a poem about something as intriguing as the place we live in.
Absolutely loved the photograph..
ATB for BAT17.

Lost in thoughts said...

Nice take...Suits your name - astronomy...
I wish I knew some answers about this mystery :)

Md. Muddassir Shah said...

"As the universe plays a game of causes & effects
the flap of butterfly's wings causing a hurricane around the globe
there is a fine delicate balance of things around"

That is a very different take and I am loving it :)

Tavish{Sensible Bakwas} said...

I was about to quote the same lines as Muddassir so I wont repeat it again... really like those...

nice one on the whole... although shorter sentences are prefered when it comes to poetry... the effect becomes better thats all... hope u dont mind me pointing that out :)

anyways keep them coming... all the best for BAT

Anonymous said...

Hi, very interesting post, greetings from Greece!

madan said...

"As I wander in the archive of ages of knowledge
with a deep desire to measure and acknowledge
a creation so magnificent, so splendid
a strange realization that we are as insignificant as a particle of dust
freely floating in fabric of the space & time"

awsm part

Srikanth said...

As some one already commented, an entirely different take.. Mystery of the universe, our very own

Kshitij said...

Nice.

You are always one of the first few to leave links for BAT.

aativas said...

Life is the Greatest Mystery! Nice poem.

Maddie said...

Mystery of our existence, mystery of universe. Nice! Me likes. All the best.

Pratibha The Talent said...

nicely wrapped mystery of universe.all the best for BAT.

Yamini Meduri said...

wo..a poem about the mystery of the world that we live in..~!!!

All the best for BAT dear..!!!

Yamini Meduri - The Mystery

Yours
Yamini Meduri

Avi said...

Nice poem.
There could be more connectivity between paragraphs. Or else, you could've easily made two-three poems out of it.

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