Rajesh Thankappan

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A Dichotomy - Poem by Rajesh Thankappan

I tossed my heart into the sky
It took flight on the wings of delight,
I saw it soar high in its flight
Like a balloon, buoyed by an airy diet.

Soon I saw it reach the clouds
Call me up with words clear and loud,
But my mind was a creature too proud
And so it scurried away into the crowd.

My heart cried out, but in vain
For my mind didn't dare venture out of my brain,
My heart now surely in nerve wrenching pain
Burst and fell into a roadside drain!

So friends, had my mind followed the heart
Such a mishap would never have occurred,
Ah let our mind be where the heart is
So that both can tango in joy and peace!




Topic(s) of this poem: life


Poet's Notes about The Poem

We all know that our mind and heart should be yoked together to achieve success. However, the mind at times too proud with its reasoning abilities, fail to do so. But that doesn't mean that the wisdom of the mind should be ignored. (written on 21.03.2015)

Comments about A Dichotomy by Rajesh Thankappan

  • Hazel Durham (4/1/2015 3:19:00 PM)


    Powerful write with inspired lines that flows with a beautiful rhythm, our heart is our emotional garden and our mind is the gardener that plans it's beautiful design! (Report) Reply

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  • Mihaela Pirjol (3/30/2015 10:00:00 AM)


    A balance we all try to achieve and we struggle with, a lifetime. I do believe; The Mind is an organ of The Earth, and The Heart is an organ of The Heaven; but that is just my personal opinion. A thought-provoking poem! (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (3/30/2015 1:36:00 AM)


    oh wow what a great message Sir.yes mind and heart should go together...unfortunately what the mind says the heart doesnt accept and they part ways leading to more chaos in life. Brilliantly written (Report) Reply

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/29/2015 11:44:00 AM)


    Ah let our mind be where the heart is
    So that both can tango in joy and peace!

    A pertinent observation. Let the dichotomy between heart and mind cease in order to usher in unlimited joy. (10)
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 29, 2015



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