Wednesday, November 23, 2011

knowing death . . . (may be annoying at times)

My philosophical friend
visited me this morning.
(I hope I have introduced him to you earlier)

"What's the quote for the day?",
I queried.

"The first-birthday is to be celebrated grand
for one doesn't know
which is going to be the last",
he said.

"Oh! Anything else?"

"You seem not to like it.
I have another one",
he smiled.

"mm... tell"

"A death has too many reasons
but no one knows
the right one"

I could not resist smiling this time.



Sadaf Hafeez said...

No one knows the right one! Interesting dialogue. :)

It seems even martyrs ,who die for a noble cause, doubt their action.I've been reading Sara Teasdale's poetry since two days.Let me share a poem by her:

"There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

And frogs in the pool singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white;

Robins will wear their feathery fire,
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself when she woke at dawn
Would scarcely know that we were gone."
— Sara Teasdale

Our belief-system gives us the reason to die for.

Once again really interesting verses.Write more often !

Kalpana said...

Good to read after a long time :-)

@ Sadaf: Thanks for sharing such a nice video.