Ananta Madhavan

Blue Little Marble - Poem by Ananta Madhavan

In that blue little marble
My son saw swirls
Of stars.

To me it was opaque;
Opacity in things
Halts understanding.

Who is gazing
Through the marble
Of the universe?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

For T, aged 4.

Comments about Blue Little Marble by Ananta Madhavan

  • Gold Star - 37,022 Points Valsa George (5/12/2015 1:02:00 AM)

    Our eyes misted by cataract may not be able to see beauty as children do! They perceive things through clear eyes! They in their pristine innocence are able to feel wonder even in little things! The question at the end is puzzling....! Can we ever comprehend the mysteries of the universe! Then who else can......? Only the Great One who made the universe! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 87 Points Priyamvada Dilip Kumar (1/8/2015 6:24:00 AM)

    Awwwww! For T aged four! I can imagine a child's fascination for a little blue marble. We are fascinated by his fascination and relive a bit of our own babyhood perhaps? (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,259 Points Geetha Jayakumar (3/2/2014 8:34:00 AM)

    Very beautiful poem. It is true said, child's innocent eye it will look like Swirls of Stars.
    Sometimes child's eyes see better than our opaque covered eyes. I loved reading each lines.
    Thanks for this wonderful write... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,582 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (2/27/2014 9:07:00 PM)

    There is so much beauty to behold in the billions of little things all around us. If we can only see what children see that we would have less fantasy and more reality. Well done my friend! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 23, 2014

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