Madathil Rajendran Nair

Gold Star - 27,316 Points (3rd December 1946 / Bombay, India)

Special Eyesight - Poem by Madathil Rajendran Nair

God granted me last night
Special super-fine eyesight
That excelled the range
Of the best electron microscope

I was thrilled and looked around
Nothing at all solid was found
No familiar names and forms
Not anything known as things
Particles flew in empty space
Pervaded by a Rontgen glow

I still felt I had a body
But it was of no avail
My face with an ugly scar
That had eaten deep and deep
Into my sinking self-esteem
And made me suffer misery
Was no more there for me to see

The buxom beauties
That walked the ramps
At the world beauty pageant
Were just conglomerates
Indistinct from one another
Of flashing points
And no different
From the beggar women
In utter tatters
That walk our city streets

No one had any reason
To feel any different
And removed from one another
No more wars
The borders have gone
No more sickness
The organs too have gone

Everything was nothing but
Flashing particles flying
In a fluorescent mist of light
No sun no moon not a star
No ground at all to stand upon

Hung helpless in that void
I cried out to the supreme Lord
Please give me my ignorance back
With my familiar vision range
So I see my forms with names

I heard God laugh and thunder
Who said your ignorance is asunder
Just be there and watch the fun
You are going to wrap around
One of the particles flying by

Bound you are and limited still
Different from other dots in flight
Your scar will return and you will sink
Again into abysmal grief
In a new world that is filled
With names and forms of your own make
Unless of course you can cease
Your usual blabber of I and mine

Topic(s) of this poem: illusion

Form: Prose Poem


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written October 2013

Comments about Special Eyesight by Madathil Rajendran Nair

  • Rajesh Thankappan (3/28/2015 11:00:00 AM)


    Please give me my ignorance back.

    Ego and conditioning wish to hold back ignorance wrapped in familiarity. An intriguing write.
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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (3/28/2015 12:29:00 AM)


    My face with an ugly scar
    That had eaten deep and deep
    Into my sinking self-esteem
    And made me suffer misery
    Was no more there for me to see
    Truly said,
    Great write,
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  • (3/26/2015 10:45:00 AM)


    The poem coming from the commitment to the surroundings that live and the poet had taken the theme showing his regard to humans and humanity and it is so great. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (3/26/2015 4:17:00 AM)


    Ignorance is bliss. Beautifully stressed in the poem. Humility is to be developed and not the boast of I. Thank you for sharing another nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (3/25/2015 11:14:00 PM)


    As long as we are bound by the iron chains of 'I' and 'mine', there is no liberation for man! To him 'the grass is always greener on the other side'! Never he is in a position to enjoy his existing state nor a higher state! Sadly he is fated to live, nursing his wounds! Enjoyed this deeply philosophical poem that gives newer insights and cognizance! (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (3/25/2015 8:33:00 PM)


    I completely loved your poem! ! The depth, insight, knowledge and creativity delighted me. Thank you very much for sharing.
    Peace.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015



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