Ravinder Kumar Soni

Gold Star - 28,362 Points (05/04/1944 / Delhi)

I Learn - Poem by Ravinder Kumar Soni

I learn
Even if I do not desire to do so;
Learning is an on-going not so very mysterious an exertion.
I know it as an activity of the mind,
A rapid movement that proceeds
Through a corrugated maze
Cast by the different states of awareness
That attempt to locate the original glow
Lost in the crowd of reflected lights;
Therefore,
I am involved in work
Because work is an exertion of the body;
Born of the mind and word.
But, I am born of the flames that leap and sizzle.
And, though I remain indifferent
Because I am always awake I cannot avoid seeing;
Such is my exertion. I do not gather dust.
My speech is rich because of words meant for me;
Those are the words that create things and events, and the entire world.

Topic(s) of this poem: faith, knowledge, learning, truth


Comments about I Learn by Ravinder Kumar Soni

  • Robert Murray Smith (4/22/2018 2:48:00 AM)

    My dear brother a great write. The brain/ mind learns every microsecond otherwise we would not be conscious. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 22, 2018

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 12, 2019


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