Treasure Island

kanav justa

(Shimla)

Paradoxes


Judge not a heart of someone by his shadow
see not splendor always from the eye
don’t speak of a man from his frowning brow
or the way his poor heart sigh

don’t measure the grace of mountain tall
by his size or by his might
its not the snow that makes the mountain cold
but his unconquerable height


don’t tell of a star by the flames on its surface
what matter is the heat of the core
that decides it’s fate or else it's too late
for a star to live a day more

don’t measure the joy from the face of two lovers
from their vows their fate you can’t tell
love like gold is bought and sold
lovers they bid farewell

Submitted: Sunday, March 02, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 07, 2014

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  • Yash Shinde (3/25/2014)

    ....you are amongst one of the most splendid poets on PH, I dont really know what brings such concepts to your mind, but this poem is wonderfully great, we should never judge a thing by its outer appearance..... (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (3/16/2014 7:14:00 AM)

    a mellow wisdom in confident voice while pronouncing judgements on the paradoxical nature of life and the living...good kanav! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (3/15/2014 10:38:00 AM)

    An exquisite poetic piece with distinct message to convey. You are walking the extra mile of a poet here, Kanav. (Report) Reply

  • The Reader (3/15/2014 1:45:00 AM)

    who told you all these wise things? ? ? wonderful paradoxes are the building blocks of life! good poem! (Report) Reply

  • Nika Mcguin (3/7/2014 3:52:00 AM)

    don’t measure the joy from the face of two lovers
    from their vows their fate you can’t tell
    love like gold is bought and sold
    lovers they bid farewell

    These lines are my favorites! Not only are they genius and beautiful - but also very true! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (3/6/2014 10:12:00 PM)

    This is great wisdom and a great write, Kanav! ! Appearances are often deceptive and what is inside is unfortunately hidden at the core! Never judge somebody or something just by seeing the the external rind! This deserves full marks! (Report) Reply

  • Ed Nigma (3/5/2014 7:38:00 PM)

    Much wisdom in these words. You like I have a thing for writing very proverbial poems that relay messages within many hidden, subtle or just blatant truths. Very nicely done. Glad to see you wrote something new it's been awhile since you added anything.

    Keep Poetry Alive~
    Allan Gerard (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (3/5/2014 4:22:00 PM)

    Beauty is only skin deep - true value lies within. A fine poem Kanav, beautifully expressed. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (3/3/2014 7:59:00 AM)

    kanav, everything you say is true....
    Paradoxes

    I LOVE THIS WHOLE POEM!

    Judge not a heart of someone by his shadow
    see not splendor always from the eye
    don’t tell of a man from his frowning brow
    or the way his poor heart sigh
    .....beautiful thoughts and so true
    cause we never know what the other person feels
    in their heart and soul :) .
    don’t measure the grace of mountain tall
    by his size or by his might
    its not the snow that makes the mountain cold
    but his unconquerable height
    ....even a small ant can carry 50 times
    it's own weight in size :)
    ....don't judge a package by it's size
    just cause it is small...could be a diamond
    in that small package :)
    don’t judge a star by the flames on its surface
    what matter is the heat of the core
    that decides it’s fate or else it's too late
    for a star to live a day more
    ....even I wondered how scientists can
    know the sun is half way through it's
    life cycle....and how they take the sun's
    temperature :)
    don’t measure the joy from the face of two lovers
    from their vows their fate you can’t tell
    love like gold is bought and sold
    lovers they bid farewell
    ....so true....when lovers speak those vows
    always remember, actions speak louder
    than words...love is how the person treats
    you that really counts :)

    kanav justa

    I LOVE this poem ENDLESSLY! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (3/3/2014 12:29:00 AM)

    Wise words Kanav for how we judge everything far too quickly, sometimes with regret. Thank You (Report) Reply

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