Kesav Venkat Easwaran

Rookie - 288 Points (June 5th / Kerala- India)

We Know Not Why… - Poem by Kesav Venkat Easwaran

Water to ice as snow
Snow to glaciers
O Lord! You made these
As peaks
Of your benevolence

You called in the sun,
Melted them to run down
To plateaus and plains
To provide life water
To all we beings;

We took as much we wished
As much we could take
The rest you let go down
Into oceans you made

How much water flown in?
Into the seas ages since
Oceans remain unmoved
Indifferent them you made?

You made icebergs; yes,
As peaks of your belligerence!
You sunk men’s titanic builds
You called in not, the sun!

We know not how many sharks
You have blown off down the waves
That combated your icebergs
You built upon your grace!

We know not why you hesitate
To raise icebergs on these shores
To annihilate those sharks
Underworld, you continue to create!

Comments about We Know Not Why… by Kesav Venkat Easwaran

  • (7/1/2010 11:23:00 AM)

    Wizardry of God is unfathomable…within our poor accountability…Ramakrishna said one can’t make ‘eti uti [full gamut or manifestation/desire] of God …great poem… thanks for sharing…
    Ms. Nivedita
    10/10 hf
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  • (12/18/2009 10:55:00 PM)

    Missed D off the last word Should be 'GOD'
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  • (12/18/2009 10:53:00 PM)

    Metaphors galore to the infinity of God a mystery to us all as you present an apt title with your skill *We Know not Why' when you realise there is billions of 'Suns'
    Merry Xmas though he his on our side++++10
    to you and family avaluvli xmas
    PS Re PH its not them techo now is so far advanced
    its word recogniton ads now are showing mobiles with
    Mike Jackson on...maybe we have to ring Go?
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  • (12/18/2009 10:14:00 AM)

    We'd all be vaikanasas if we knew right! its a good thought sir......may be like the poem Pulley says (George Herbert) man's not meant to rest at all and will keep looking for the purpose of his creation. (Report) Reply

  • (12/13/2009 11:15:00 PM)

    Very apt title for the theme of the poem. Sure as you told in the poem many thisn we not know why. still we... proceed... as if we know all.
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  • Vidi Writes (12/13/2009 11:08:00 PM)

    Creation is a mystery to mankind
    Destruction is a mastery to manhood.

    Well titled,
    'We know not why...'
    Sharks at ocean... the so called 'eating machines'
    Brought the balance under the bed.
    So 'we know why'.. Sharks at oceans.

    But about human sharks....! ! ! ! ? ? ? ?
    Everything about human behavior....
    ultimately leads to a big Qustion mark....
    Whom to point? Creator for having given the power of brain?
    Thats what we are all doing!
    Thinking beyond... we can have answers..
    To go beyond... forget the intelligence, think simple.

    Dear poet.. so much i could come out with
    reading your poem....
    A great work.... probing me to find an answer.

    Thank you.
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  • (12/12/2009 9:02:00 AM)

    Loved the theme and your presentation. Marvellous. (Report) Reply

  • Sathyanarayana M V S (12/11/2009 1:48:00 AM)

    Great metaphorical allusions......Running the entire poem in same tone like this, is really a great effort Sir. (Report) Reply

  • (12/10/2009 8:30:00 PM)

    Wow...what a stunning metaphorical piece...God and his's evil actions, into destruction....amazing! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (12/9/2009 1:48:00 PM)

    We are told not to question God... He is in charge of everything after all He made it all regards Alf (Report) Reply

  • (12/9/2009 7:45:00 AM)

    nice and appreciative poem for God.
    only God knows his secrets.
    we are the blessed ones to enjoy them.
    thanks for sharing.
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  • (12/9/2009 2:28:00 AM)

    Relevant questions.
    Reminds of many a beautiful hindi songs written on similar lines of thinking.... Such questions ultimately lead to awe on the granduer of His creation and a prayer.
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  • (12/8/2009 9:52:00 PM)

    you have written very well about the biggest and smartest engineer. his creations remain a mystery and cant be quantified. at time one can only wonder and write a beautiful poem like this...Imagine how he created a good or not so good (like me) poet. (Report) Reply

  • (12/8/2009 12:43:00 PM)

    scientist say life came from water. And well.. ' 6 And God said, 'Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water.' 7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so.8 God called the expanse 'sky.' And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. ' - :) ..

    a fine poem sir.
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  • (12/8/2009 10:03:00 AM)

    God created the icebergs, and created the sharks
    God created us and everything, incudling the hearts and minds that question Him...
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  • (12/8/2009 8:09:00 AM)

    a poem which sets us thinking, why has god created us! definitely not to vandalize his gifts
    my fav line..Oceans remain unmoved
    Indifferent them you made?
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  • (12/7/2009 4:38:00 PM)

    You ask the beautiful unanswerable questions
    in a very compelling way. Praise for your
    skillful use of metaphors.

    Always your friend,

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  • Sandra Martyres (12/6/2009 1:07:00 PM)

    A very profound but provocative piece Kesav which seeks to find out why God chooses to be munificent on the one hand and destructive on the His will...I agree with Mamta the iceberg and shark metaphors are very effectively used in this poem 10 (Report) Reply

  • Emma Adamyan (12/6/2009 3:59:00 AM)

    Urgently and great poem (Report) Reply

  • (12/5/2009 10:27:00 PM)

    a paradox- God's benevolence and belligerance. to my mind you have attributed hunan quality of ambivalence and duality to the creator in your quest for some serious answers.
    we know not why... a profound question loaded with agony. the truth is we know not, we have no answers, so we just accept there must be some purpose.
    a metaphysical write. you have used the metaphor of shark, icebergs very effectively.



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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 4, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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