Few poems that I came across recently and the thoughts that followed!!

O snail

Climb Mount Fuji,

But slowly, slowly!

This is a haiku by Kobayashi Issa.It tells me that one should plan on a little progress everyday.Though its use may not be obvious the next moment,one day it might pay off big..A little change is what keeps me going.Doing the same stuff everyday is not what we hope to aspire for….


Brown and furry
Caterpillar in a hurry,
Take your walk
To the shady leaf, or stalk,
Or what not,
Which may be the chosen spot.
No toad spy you,
Hovering bird of prey pass by you;
Spin and die,
To live again 
A butterfly.
     -By Christina Rossetti
“Resurrection” is the first word that comes to my mind..To get into it much more deeply -What seems like the end to one may not be even the real end .You lose it somewhere you may gain something much better somewhere else.
The lines “No toad spy you,
Hovering bird of prey pass by you;” 
makes me realize that no matter how many ever ways there are for you to face defeat ,it is you who chooses whether or not to give up and that too for a better reason.
They came to tell your faults to me,
They named them over one by one;
I laughed aloud when they were done,
I knew them all so well before, —
Oh, they were blind, too blind to see
Your faults had made me love you more.
                              -By Sara Teasdale
I guess its talks about an ideal relationship between two lovers.But it can be extended to associations of all sorts-more importantly ,friends.Its’ all about the perspective I guess.One cannot deny that their friend’s attitude at times angers them,but I believe that a  person who walks away because of your reactions to certain situations is not worth holding to.We must train our mind and heart to accept that a year has both summer and winter.though you may prefer only one of them…
“If you can keep your head when all about you   
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,   
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;   
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: “
This is an excerpt from the poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling.The first two lines make me wonder about how bad it is to get used to blaming our situations or the people around us for our plight .We give up the power to change our condition by disowning everything about it.
The next two lines is about how much you let others opinion or evaluation affect your thoughts and actions.I guess ,its like balancing the scales-you neither go overboard and follow others ideas blindly nor do you remain oblivious to the reality and turn a blind eye to advise.

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