Sunday, February 06, 2011

Let it grow big

with humility 
I watched in mirror
it was growing bigger by the minute
to contain my spilling brains
I wanted a bigger head

fill it with any amount of nonsense

35 comments:

Trulyfool said...

Gautami,

With age, my head has enlarged, and the bigger, the more it wants bigger yet.

It's like 'big bang', creating the space that had to be there to make way for itself being created.

You are the 'math gal'. Got a good formula?

Trulyfool

Ames said...

Gautami,
I like the poem. I think my brain is hungry and the more I eat knowledge the less room there is to contain it. Very good!~Ames

Ramesh Sood said...

Bigger head is always better than a swollen one..If nonsense is not there..nothing will make any sense.. very well captured Gautami.. do have a look at 'dancing verses' my 200th..post.. your feedback would be valuable..thanks!!!

Sue said...

Nice, Gautami. It's a good poem that resonated with me.

=)

Nanka said...

Nice one Gautami...a swollen head may just push out the good old brain to make space for the nonsense to fill up.....

A big head full of brains resting on firm shoulders will surely maintain the balance i think!!

Deborah said...

I loved this, nice to read a poem on SC :o)

Kodjo Deynoo. said...

I keep thinking of what I have just read, and more I think the more I make of it

Brian Miller said...

ha. sometimes i think i need a bigger head...or this one just might explode....

jabblog said...

Thank goodness our heads don't grow larger as we age. Nonagenarians would never be able to lift theirs!

jeff campbell said...

Quite interesting...brings to mind the idea of benefits of bigger head, more brains...or not...I liked this...Peace and blessings

Kat said...

Nice use of the prompt, your poetry always makes me think. My head does seem to be full of useless trivia these days, so maybe a larger one would help! Kat

moondustwriter said...

Fill it up

nicely done Gautami

:)

5thsister said...

May it be filled with more and more so we can continue to enjoy what spills over onto your page!

Anonymous said...

That's all the poetry in your head making it bigger! :)

Teri C

Monkey Man said...

As we grow lder our ears and noses keep growing....will that provide the room you need?? Great 160 and thanks for playing along.

Alice Audrey said...

I try not to do that, but it seems to be a natural process.

Bookie said...

Reminds me of Scarecrow in Oz...if only I had a brain!

Jinksy said...

This is fine - until you have to find a hat to fit! LOL

Judie said...

Hah! I like this piece! Very clever.

Mama Zen said...

Very cool!

Karen S. said...

I really enjoyed this as a post in poem form! Great stuff!

ρομπερτ said...

A promise in the making. Wishing you always kind and good things to think about and a wonderful new week as well.

daily athens

Geraldine said...

It's a good thing that our minds and heart are able to accomodate what we fill them with, without becoming bigger physically. Good points here Gautami.

LEAT said...

This is a really thoughtful poem, the first of yours I have read. I'm pretty new to Saturday Centus, and also generally find short poetry hard to assimilate. Like Kodjo, I'm finding your piece giving me more images and ideas over time. A bleeding wound / rising delirium pending death / the infiniteness of imagination.

Thank you.

gaelikaa said...

Hello. I'm at Lucknow. Couldn't find your Saturday Centus but enjoyed reading your poetry.

Akelamalu said...

It's amazing isn't it that once we reach maturity our heads don't get bigger despite all the stuff we fill it with? :0

Rekha said...

I loved this...but even a bigger brain wouldn't be enough, some of it will flow over...

Kavita said...

Couldn't help but smile at this one, G... whheeww! I know.. that growing head is nothing to smile about... but..well...

Now I am wondering if there is any optimal solution to this problem...

I wish the junk inside could be replaced with some useful stuff too.. :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I really like this, especially the start: "With humility." I think we can all relate.
xoRobyn

The Write Girl said...

I love the imagery you create from the first verse. Beautiful writing here and nice take on humility.

Poetic Justice said...

Nice use of the prompt. I could relate to this as well. Always nice to meet a fellow writer and poet :)
~Michelle

Nonna Beach said...

HAHAHAHA...very clever...so jealous of those so good at poetry !

gaelikaa said...

Short yes! But the words speak volumes.

Anna said...

I agree with what the5thsister wrote! Nice poem. Great thought of the store of knowlege you have in your brain!
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC week 40 '...growing bigger...'

Jenny said...

What wonderful imagery this lovely gem of a poem created.

This is one of those poems that you can read several times and catch different nuances.

Thanks for a wonderful link.