Saturday, August 28, 2010

Supreme understanding

By Mory Keita

The horizon appears far above my head,
The sun gleams without end behind cloudy curtains,
Like some eternal flame blown by an eternal being.

Beyond my sight lie comets, stars and distant galaxies.
Is it reasonable if one seek things beyond one’s  comprehension?
If one was to ponder upon the unknown, the unseen?
If one was to say, all things can be seen through the mind?

I have seen a ladder spreading from continent to continent,
I have seen all there is to be seen on earth, and I wasn’t amazed.

Should I build a ladder spreading from earth to heaven?
Should I climb it to see the farthest corners of the universe?
Is it possible to understand the universe, to spread it across a table?
Perhaps, there is no such things as supreme understand; not in this world.



Claudia said...

you beautifully capture this moment of standing in awe before something bigger and beyond our understanding and asking some of the questions that go with it

Unknown said...

Absolutely wonderful!

Javed Hayat said...

"Should I build a ladder spreading from earth to heaven?
Should I climb it to see the farthest corners of the universe?"

Very thought provoking indeed. Good description of a mind in awe of the unseen.

Would also like to thank you for reading the short story on my blog and for ur comments.

Moreover, I have also responded to your comment and have answered all your queries.

Mory said...

thank you guys for your generous feedbacks. how could one stand before the universe without being struck by its grandeur?

Thank you leviathan, i have read your comment.

thank you all.

Sam Liu said...

We know so little, and are so small in this vast, vast universe. A sobering, poignant and beautiful poem, Mory, one that truly captures the wonder of creation and the nature of humanity..."Like some eternal flame blown by an eternal being" - that was my favourite line.

Zaina Anwar said...

Wonderfully written and honestly expressive of your feelings. Keep it up!

Mary said...

There is no limits to what one's mind can dream of. The mind is a marvelous thing, and it can stretch in all directions if we dare.

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

lovely imagination..

Weasel said...

Awesome post, Mory! Dreams can be limitless. Wonderfully written! =)


Diane T said...

I painted a ladder to the stars for my grandchildren, LOL. I do agree though, looking up at the planets and stars at night gives me the chills, and my big question... where does the universe end? I can so relate to this poem!

Djene said...

Lovely poem.
Thanks for sharing

signed...bkm said...

the only real understanding Mory, is that which can conprend and understand ourselves....within our own personal universe...bkm

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Mory, VERY beautiful poem and wonderings........I love the ladders between continents and earth and heaven. Fantastic! I think this is one of my favrites of yours so far!

Anonymous said...

An excellent piece of writing, Mory.

There are many questions we will no doubt never know the answers to, but that shouldn't stop us asking them all the same.

An inquiring mind is an open mind.

Mory said...

Thank you everyone. Sherry, i knew you were a great writer not artistic.i am glad to know that it is amongst your favorite.

Anonymous said...

Amazing work a always Mory, it been great reading your poem =P and this is so full of beautiful images =P

Aishah said...

I stand in awe with you. The wonders of the world, how beautiful, how perfect, how awesome, all in delicate balance. It is a beautiful world, the earth and its firmament. Look again.

Tanvi said...

Hey Mory,
I am sad that you have decided to halt, but i am positive that you'll be back with a bang :)

All the best for your academics. Hope you achieve success in all the endeavours you embark upon....
Have a great day and enjoy till then. Hope to see you soon :)


Mory said...

Yes indeed Tanvi, it is pretty sad. i must temporally halt blogging to focus more academic. i wish all the best.

poorni said...

Lovely... and yea ur profile pic is scary :))

Aishah said...

Hello Mory, I would like to wish you Happy Eid. May it be joyful. I just noticed that you are halting blogging to focus on your studies. I hope to see your beautiful words again.

Anonymous said...

Wonderfully written, I love the last line most =3~

And I don't know if you will be interested in a game =P

I tag you in a game of Three Thing Tag, do check it out @

+ an award for you at the bottom of the post, have fun!<3

Mory said...

Salam aleikoum Aishah. I wish you happy Eid too. may Allah strengthen our faith and give us long life.

Thank you Rikka, of course that i am interested in the game. thank you for the award, i will post it on my blog as soon as i am available.

Unknown said...

Hmm... well crafted exploration....philosophically inspirational..

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

welcome to Poets Rally week 30,
let me know if you have a poem ready,
Thanks for the support.
miss you!

Jingle Poetry At Washington State said...

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Olivia said...

Very well crafted..!!
keep Writing My Dear.. :)

Olivia said...

How is everything?
Are you interested in theme writing? Do have poems related to dreams, visions, or reveries?
If YES, welcome linking your poems to our potluck week 13 at Jingle
Poetry :
Even if your answer is no, you are more than welcome to link in old poems, or poems unrelated to our theme (dreams, visions, or reveries) and enjoy the fun of sharing and encouraging!
Our week 13 potluck is open Sunday, 8pm, American Central Time…We will be thrilled to see you in…
Let me know if you have questions

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

welcome in...

dynamic and powerful writing here.
well done.

Happy Rally.

Anonymous said...

You need to build and bridge as many ladders as you need. Some questions require faith for the answers.

Anonymous said...

very lovely piece glad I stopped by you have a great talent!

PonyGirl said...

Like this piece! For a whole day I wanted to be an astronaut just to see the universe beyond. Then I remembered that I'd much rather just write about it! As humans we often strive to touch the untouchable, to reach the unreachable, just to see what the view is like! I bet if we ever actually started using more then 10% of our brain, we'd wish for ingnorance again.

Anonymous said...

you may be right- mines here for this thursday-

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