Ananta Madhavan

Blue Little Marble - Poem by Ananta Madhavan

In that blue little marble
My son saw swirls
Of stars.

To me it was opaque;
Opacity in things
Halts understanding.

Who is gazing
Through the marble
Of the universe?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

For T, aged 4.

Comments about Blue Little Marble by Ananta Madhavan

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/13/2015 4:43:00 AM)

    The colours of the universe. Nice work. (Report) Reply

    A. Madhavan (12/13/2015 9:53:00 PM)

    I am obliged to you for selecting two old poems of mine for your commendation, which I value immensely.
    We need such readers, as a musician who performs in public needs the clap of at least two pairs of hands.Best for the New Year to you. AM

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  • (10/24/2015 10:36:00 PM)

    Children see beyond the illusions, their innocence opening intellect at a far greater rate than an adult. Their curiosity is beyond imagination and is very compelling whenever looking at new or different things in life. I am sure if the child was looking through the marble of the universe, it would be a great adventure, they would see all the little details that we would tend to miss because of the purity of their minds. Totally enjoyed this poem, I love seeing children who are as curious as I am. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (5/12/2015 1:02:00 AM)

    Our eyes misted by cataract may not be able to see beauty as children do! They perceive things through clear eyes! They in their pristine innocence are able to feel wonder even in little things! The question at the end is puzzling....! Can we ever comprehend the mysteries of the universe! Then who else can......? Only the Great One who made the universe! (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2015 6:24:00 AM)

    Awwwww! For T aged four! I can imagine a child's fascination for a little blue marble. We are fascinated by his fascination and relive a bit of our own babyhood perhaps? (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (3/2/2014 8:34:00 AM)

    Very beautiful poem. It is true said, child's innocent eye it will look like Swirls of Stars.
    Sometimes child's eyes see better than our opaque covered eyes. I loved reading each lines.
    Thanks for this wonderful write...
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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (2/27/2014 9:07:00 PM)

    There is so much beauty to behold in the billions of little things all around us. If we can only see what children see that we would have less fantasy and more reality. Well done my friend! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 23, 2014

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