Treasure Island

M.D Dinesh Nair

(Thrissur/Vijayawada)

A CIRCLE AND A ZERO


Mistaken for each other
Taunt my mind for once
And I try to flee from them.

A circle has a unique face
And a zero has many.
The wise have ever proclaimed
As they have had to say something.

In a white paper, I draw a circle
But it looks like a zero.
When I attempt the latter,
The former fades away!

I run in a circle of odds
As many a zero chases me from behind.
I sleep under a circling wheel
And the nightmare of zeroes begins to haunt me.

Who are you both gentle images?
Why are you like twins identical?
May I ask you both just once?
What do you want to do with each other?

Submitted: Sunday, June 16, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 01, 2013

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First submitted: Thursday, July 26,2012

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  • Anne Havell (2/26/2014 9:57:00 AM)

    I loved this poem's philosophical humour. Really enjoyed reading it and well constructed. (Report) Reply

  • Queeny Gona (10/20/2013 6:01:00 AM)

    I loved the way you differentiated the indentical twins Zero and Circle! I could feel the philosophical touch of the poem too! (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/10/2013 5:47:00 AM)

    Both look identical but very far away from each other. Beautiful and thoughtful poem. Something different. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/10/2013 5:37:00 AM)

    Both look identical but very far away from each other. Beautiful and thoughtful poem. Something different. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/10/2013 5:36:00 AM)

    Both look identical but very far away from each other. Beautiful and thoughtful poem. Something different. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

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