Magic Box

Rookie - 0 Points (September 3,1992)

First Person - Poem by Magic Box

Scattering words
I pick them up one by one
Put it into my magic box
Pour a barrel of paint
The same of my soul's color
Sometimes black, sometime blue
May be red or something new
Shake well up and down
Take them out as small blocks
Put them out to dry
Build them into small lines
Two or three, inspired by a theme
They take some shape
Of a Hero (Villain) an imaginary game
What they are, you see
Is what really defines me
Where all these coming from?
Cogito ergo sum

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I think (the quality, proximity, creativity and depth are irrelevent and i'm sure all readers can forgive me for the time you are wasting reading me considering my madness) therefore I exist

Comments about First Person by Magic Box

  • Neela Nath Das (8/17/2014 8:13:00 PM)

    Imagination gets tinged with colors that are beyond the world of reality.Here you are successful M.B.Congrats! (Report) Reply

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  • (8/17/2014 1:10:00 PM)

    imagination and creativity at its finest and origins.. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/17/2014 10:08:00 AM)

    Cogito ergo sum this is not madness..flow of music from the magic box lovely thanks (Report) Reply

  • (8/17/2014 4:24:00 AM)

    Like the poem, don`t undersand the notes; quality is, of course, important for literature. (Report) Reply

  • Yash Shinde (4/16/2014 10:25:00 AM)

    .............great going friend........and we love your madness, its a boon and surely not a bane.................
    ............lovely write
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  • Nikita Dutt (8/24/2013 7:27:00 AM)

    a very nice poem. Its great to see that writing can be theme to write something new. You surely are blessed with some amazing words and you know how and where to place them. (Report) Reply

  • Shalini Samuel (8/23/2013 6:15:00 AM)

    hii i like your Magic Box cocept a lot..Keep writing young man.. (Report) Reply

  • (8/18/2013 12:32:00 AM)

    I would like to congratulate you for this poem being selected as the poem of the day..Keep it up and Good Luck to you Aswath Raman (Report) Reply

  • (8/18/2013 12:30:00 AM)

    thank you for the explanation which I knew that you had meant, but a barrel of 'paint' is something cloudy to me, as we are not in the ancient time and have evolved from being barbaric to modern and then to the technocrats. when many of our friends here have agreed upon your views, what is the big deal of me objecting the metaphor that you have used, so I still stick to the objection and I wish you good luck... (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (8/18/2013 12:23:00 AM)

    Many many Congratulations on your recognition of this poem of the day...! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (8/18/2013 12:04:00 AM)

    Since you insist on me clarifying, Let me make it clear Ma'am. First of all I have used color, instead of colors, that makes it singular, hence the meaning implied that there is only one color. Here in this poem, what I have meant by color is emotion. I can only have one emotion at a time.

    Secondly, magic box is my mind, color is emotion and I think by shaking up and down well.

    In addition to that we know in ancient times, artists used to mix colors to get the desired ones. They were neither aware of the modern chemical reaction symbolisms nor had labs to work out. Wherever they needed of new colors they mixed it.

    I hope I have clarified
    Thanks for the comment again
    Magic Box
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  • (8/17/2013 10:05:00 PM)

    during lab works we are taught mixing of reactive chemicals will induce when we mix a barrel of paint of various colors, what will happen? tell us, magic box.'when you shake well up and down'..
    the colors don't exist as the rainbows do. depends upon the concentration of paint material and density of the solvent, we may obtain various odd colors and you have added the black paint too and the blocks will not have the color concept of the cube that you have imagined.
    though the idea of this poem is good, the metaphor was wrongly chosen and it is my very humble opinion based on simple scientific knowledge..
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  • David Wood (8/17/2013 5:03:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem, such buteful lines, a lovely write. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (8/14/2013 8:10:00 AM)

    An exceptional poem Magic Box. Throw some words in a box and
    mix them up. Whatever comes out are then put into words then sentences.
    This makes for a beautiful write that will sure to touch the hearts of the
    readers. Your magic is really the workings of your heart and mind. Very
    inspiring and provokes deep thoughts. Loved it.
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  • Indranil Bhaduri (8/13/2013 7:10:00 AM)

    Wonderful, just wonderful..keep going. (Report) Reply

  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (8/11/2013 9:51:00 PM)

    i imagine what you see and i understand what you mean by it
    it is nice
    i m glad after reading
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  • The Reader (8/4/2013 6:29:00 AM)

    wonderful poem, dear magic box! Nice elaboration of cogito ergo sum! (Report) Reply

  • (8/3/2013 12:52:00 AM)

    Your magic box holds many magical words and brings life to what you write. Very interesting thoughts.
    Thank you for sharing with me. RoseAnn
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  • Neela Nath Das (7/20/2013 10:33:00 PM)

    Getting amazed and leaving with the aroma of this wonderful poem.Beautiful one! (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (7/15/2013 3:06:00 PM)

    We all put our words in a magic box and shake them up and out pops a poem. A good write. I invite you to read some of my ramblings. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 11, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 11, 2013

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