Samanyan Lakshminarayanan


A Silent Sight - Poem by Samanyan Lakshminarayanan

a fleet of birds
in the sky
forming an arrow
cutting across the wind
to reach their destination....
the shape remains the same
the birds keep changing their positions
to avoid exhaustion
what was the instruction?
who was their instructor?
no gathered audience
there was not a sound in this sight

a fleet of fighter planes
in the sky
forming an arrow
cutting across the wind
it was a demonstration
the shape keeps changing
the planes keep changing positions
it is a planned execution
there was an instruction
there was a team leader
a gathered audience to applause
there was a lot of sound in this sight

one is quite natural....
the other is done to show potential.


Comments about A Silent Sight by Samanyan Lakshminarayanan

  • Paul Amrod (5/27/2018 5:58:00 PM)

    Hi Samanyan, The only spiritual presence is that of the birds. If we as humans cannot talk over problems then we are lost, Greetings, Paul (Report)Reply

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  • (11/6/2009 11:16:00 AM)

    It’s a very good observation of Nature’s mosaic and well compared with ‘Man-Made’ same.
    Enjoyed Sir.
    Ten+
    niv.

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  • (10/31/2009 10:19:00 AM)

    One is divinely orchestrated and the other flocks of birds could be used to destroy divine's beauty. Great comparison. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/25/2009 10:54:00 AM)

    Without any formal training, a fleet of bird take an organized flight, reorient themselves to change position.Fighter planes do the same thing under instruction.
    Apparently their patterns of cruises are very similar, but a lot differs behind.Excellent idea.
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  • (10/8/2009 8:47:00 PM)

    manmade vs nature...for me nature wins hands down...regards (Report)Reply

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  • (10/7/2009 6:32:00 AM)

    i think this poem is amazing the way you can compare something so natural and beautiful like birds to something that can end lives like fighter planes love it like to see lot more of your work! (Report)Reply

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  • Spiritwind Wood (10/4/2009 9:31:00 PM)

    good poem-gives you something to think about (Report)Reply

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  • (10/4/2009 12:53:00 AM)

    I wonder maybe you flew with the birds and saw the flight of planes! We have seen too but, only after seeing through your poem we actually saw! Angel. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/29/2009 5:07:00 AM)

    Who is copying who and who instructs the birds (Report)Reply

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  • (9/28/2009 9:55:00 PM)

    a plain site of the immortality of our feeling imbued in the reality of time
    experienced of what is today....like a water, cycle by time to create
    a beautiful rainbow in the pleasing eyes...' up, up in the sky “...i like
    the way you pen your poem...God bless....a 10 +++
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  • (9/28/2009 12:13:00 PM)

    It is a poignant poem which compares the two objects of flight and yet shows how different they are and their use! It shows your observation (Report)Reply

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  • (9/28/2009 10:09:00 AM)

    Wow, Samanyan: this is amazing, and I had to read it twice; and could read it many times to enjoy it even more. What a poetic eye and pen you have, my friend. My hat's off to you. Thanks for alerting me this poem was here..(smile) (Report)Reply

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  • (9/28/2009 9:10:00 AM)

    It is an explicative narrative poem with comparison and contrast.It is a perfect parallel between the flight of birds, absolutely natural and human flight by airplane, absolutely consciously.The conclusion is to learn from the birds, because we do not have their instinct to fly.....Excellent poem...10++++++++++ (Report)Reply

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  • (9/27/2009 10:43:00 AM)

    Interesting thought and nice comparison. Ten for the thought. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/27/2009 6:31:00 AM)

    one is quite natural....
    the other is done to show potential.

    Beautiful examples of both nature and unnatural in your poem; enjoyed the amazement of its descrption. thanks for invitation to read.
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  • Ravi Sathasivam (9/26/2009 11:32:00 PM)

    A good comparison between nature and mankind potential.
    Well said. Beautiful poem.
    Thanks for sharing with me
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  • (9/26/2009 12:31:00 AM)

    I've tried for the last five minutes, but I really can not put into words how insightful this poem is. The imagery was top notch. And the ending is a breath of fresh thought. In the overdone, yet still immortal words of Borat, 'Very nice.' =P

    10/10 for sure.

    I'll be reading more in the future, when it's not 2: 00 A.M.
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  • (9/25/2009 9:42:00 AM)

    A very good write. I enjoyed reading and give you a 10. Your friend Lynn (Report)Reply

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  • Shekhar Joshi (9/25/2009 9:26:00 AM)

    one is natural....
    other showing potential.......
    i liked it.........the imagery u created.....and your thinking process........and yeah the writing style.......
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  • (9/25/2009 7:41:00 AM)

    really good check my stuff out x (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 7, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 7, 2010


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