Akhtar Jawad

Gold Star - 109,250 Points (8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

Lost In A Mysterious Triangle - Poem by Akhtar Jawad

How happy I was,
walking alone on the Milky Ways!
Eating light,
drinking light,
breathing in,
breathing out,
nothing else but light.

How happy I was,
walking alone on the Milky Ways!
No need,
no passion,
no lust,
no desire,
nothing else but light.

How happy I was,
walking alone on the Milky Ways!
who gave me eyes?
who gave me ears?
who gave me a nose,
who gave me a tongue?
and the four excited to touch,
nothing else but light.

How happy I was,
walking alone on the Milky Ways!
who entered as a soul?
I started thinking,
feeling loneliness,
saw a vacuum within me,
I rejected the fill in,
nothing else but light.

How unhappy I was,
walking alone on the Milky Ways!
Getting tired of a flower,
made of white light,
then I noticed first tears,
that acted as a prism,
and what to to refract,
nothing else but light.

How happy I am,
though lost in a triangle,
a mysterious place,
having contrasts,
pains with pleasures,
ugliness with beauty,
what made me crazy,
a rainbow with colorful curves.

How happy I am,
though lost in a triangle,
I told the rainbow,
want to see always,
want to hear, and smell,
want to taste and touch,
but who are you?
'Nothing else but love.'

How happy I am,
though lost in a triangle,
Still confused,
as to what is love,
let me say boldly,
my foot on the rest,
but crazy for her,
a woman is the best.

(With thanks to tinypic - Remember Aristarchus of Samos? He was an early Greek astronomer who suggested that the Earth orbited around the Sun (a heliocentric model) . He also answered a fascinating question: how far away is the Sun?
This Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT) image of a huge, handle-shaped prominence was taken on Sept.14,1999. Credit: NASA/European Space Agency
He realized that we could figure out the distance to the sun relative to the distance to the moon. He noted that the sun, moon, and earth form a right triangle (right angle at the moon) during the first and last quarter moons.
A quarter moon occurs when the moon appears to be half illuminated from our vantage point. When the moon is seen to be exactly in the first quarter phase the sun-moon-earth angle is exactly 90 degrees. This means a line drawn from Aristarchus’ position to the moon and from the moon to the Sun formed a right angle.

Topic(s) of this poem: earth, love, woman


Comments about Lost In A Mysterious Triangle by Akhtar Jawad

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (12/12/2015 7:28:00 AM)


    How happy I am,
    though lost in a triangle,
    I told the rainbow, .....Very beautifully presented this poem is and this amazes mind. Wisely drafted.10
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  • Hazel Durham (12/12/2015 5:52:00 AM)


    As always so original with such a soothing flow that oozes happiness then dissatisfaction creeps in and a new joy is found all part of life, amazing write with very interesting note! (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (12/12/2015 12:16:00 AM)


    A wonderful poem and note, Akhtar. Thanks (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 11, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 12, 2015


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