Head And Heart Both - Poem by Aniruddha Pathak
Let rocky dead intellect go its way,
Logic of do’s and don’ts, let them all lie,
The rules of grammar gathered yesterday,
Metres and feet are best forgotten nigh.
Flow from aside, o’er them, and go ahead,
The melody gets born O from noise,
Listening not but to the inner voice,
You flow ahead, by heart over head led.
In purest form, in its simplest so far,
Like a perennial river flows a poem,
None of a starry string, a lone star,
One that pretends to be no studded gem!
Gone ahead as said, this is what got made—
A product still of heart as much as head!
Flow of a river, and that of a poem are talked about
here. Intellect contributed by head is like rocks and
stones blocking the flow of a river. So are the do’s
and don’ts, and the like. But when the river flows
ahead over and aside these obstacles, music is born
from what ere was noise.
A poem is always a product of heart to start with in
my experience. The heart may have reasons unknown
to head, but a stage comes when the later slowly
takes over. After all a poem has to be a poem, and
presentable as well. Yet, creativity comes from the
chaos created by heart, the Gangotri1 of all poems!
Gangotri1: A glacier in Himalayas from where the
great river Ganges originates.
- Sonnets | 10.08.14 |
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