Raveendran N.V.


Fish and Water


Me, very fishy, unable to understand water
Move about in search of an answer

They say water, water everywhere
But what is water they don’t say

Where is water, I don’t see, don’t feel
I move all right, so what?

Water, water everywhere
I don’t drink a drop

Let me ask the giant fish
The grand sire, who knows better

And he tells without water
You can live not a moment …

Submitted: Saturday, December 08, 2007
Edited: Thursday, April 28, 2011

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  • Alison Cassidy (3/21/2008 7:32:00 PM)

    Dear Raveendan, your classical 'fishy' story explains with clarity that which we seek is often right under our noses. A paradoxical poem. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • Tsira Goge (1/25/2008 4:57:00 AM)

    Raveendran, thet was beautiful, I think that on a Sanskrit it sounds better. I like yours philosophicall verses...
    thenks, Tsira (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (12/14/2007 3:48:00 AM)

    Pure enchantment! I believe that fish even survived the deluge.They just do what comes naturally. Take care.

    Warmest regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Ivor Hogg (12/13/2007 2:42:00 PM)

    Moving in your own elements is natural you see no need to question it unless you arehuman and cursed with curiosity (Report) Reply

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