Illusions Poem by Unnikrishnan Sivasankara Menon


Rating: 5.0

Morning sun shoots an arrow
purloined from Cupid's quiver,
through the mellow heart
of the sky, blue and serene.

Shy, bitten by his love, she smiles
through her tears of happiness
and all seven colours
dawn on earth for the first time.

Sun ascends his throne,
his power makes people run
for a cool shelter; caught in his love
but, she cannot move.

Haughtily he moves on
without casting as much as
a fleeting glance at her
and she burns in his apathy.

Now she understands that
his love was but, an illusion
and we, that not just the rainbow
but the sky too is an illusion.

As a physics student, I learned at a pretty young age that Sky that seems to protect us from all the ills of and attacks from the outer space like an impenetrable shell, is a optical illusion. Sky does not exist. So does not the marvellous rainbow. Hard to believe, no?
Nosheen Irfan 08 June 2023

That's you at your best. Kudos! A poem woven with sterling imagery and realistic perspective. Simply brilliant! Full marks!

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Dr Dillip K Swain 10 August 2023

A wonderful poem on illusion. Extremely well penned dear poet. Top score

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Sylvia Frances Chan 10 June 2023

My response was too long, so that is GONE. I wil try my second response next time, no illusion, but my promise and reality

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I am waiting eagerly for your comment, Sylvia.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 10 June 2023

I 'lost' the password to this poetic gate, Unnikrishnan and especially on my POD Day, I refound that again, True God's Wonder, I have no other words

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Good to see you back here, Sylvia

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Sylvia Frances Chan 10 June 2023

This old ex student and graduate of Literture has One Most Important Lesson Learned Today! TOP Marks for you Unnikrishnan! Not too old to learn and to add some most important item in my brains / upper attic. TFS

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Nabakishore Dash 09 June 2023

The world is an illusion.nicely crafted poem.

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Thank you, Nabakishore. You have made my day.

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