Saturday, October 25, 2008

IF YOU LOVE MAGIC...

Like inverted cards ,
there are many nights
in a rainy day.
If you love magic
never ask the magician
to reveal holy secrets!

38 comments:

Vinz aka Vinu said...

very true..
some things are better left unsaid..!!

Mampi said...

Wow,
THis is where the MIP is the best.

asuph said...

mashallah! you're too good.

cheers,
asuph

deepsat said...

good one there MIP!!

;-))

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

Kudos to your writing skills!! A true fact that somethings are best if they are enjoyed rather than analyzed.

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@vinu
Thank you buddy...
happy u liked it!

Swayam said...

how do u do that every time?? :D

Devika said...

On my recent Kerala trip, travelling with me was a defence personnel, who was also a magician ..he showed many magic tricks..the smaller, what they call 'close up' numbers...

he's seen my interest and awe, despite by age and the seemingly 'educated' looks..so when all the fellow travellers got down he quickly came to me and showed the reality of the magic cards, with which he mersmerised us a while ago...

a few minutes after, i felt he shouldn't have done that!

Nice one!

wishes!!
devika

Usha Pisharody said...

Two disparate images, but the magic holds them together!

Nice one!

Shruti said...

true to the core. never ask the magician the secrets..thats why he is the magician..

Akshaya Kamalnath said...

MIP as we knew him is back!
I related it to this guy...who stuck up for his principles to such an extant that he had 2 suffer the consequences quite terribly...but he was a hero in all our eyes for having stuck up...and when I got to speak ti him and asked why he got into the mess in the 1st place, he just said 'some things are best left unsaid'. So he's still a hero. Of course the simple honest answer to my question would have been...I was young and got into dope, so I dint care for consequesnses etc etc...dat wud have ruined everything.
I wonder if this made any sense...but thats what your poem reminds me of.

Akshaya Kamalnath said...

MIP as we knew him is back!
I related it to this guy...who stuck up for his principles to such an extant that he had 2 suffer the consequences quite terribly...but he was a hero in all our eyes for having stuck up...and when I got to speak ti him and asked why he got into the mess in the 1st place, he just said 'some things are best left unsaid'. So he's still a hero. Of course the simple honest answer to my question would have been...I was young and got into dope, so I dint care for consequesnses etc etc...dat wud have ruined everything.
I wonder if this made any sense...but thats what your poem reminds me of.

Ani said...

are u in some way giving us hints that.. yes i have some trick up my sleve.. but i wont tell u
:P

P:S : god is the ultimate magician.. and he doesnt reveal himself much.. unless he chooses to..

Art and Poetry said...

Its a nice one!

Sashu... said...

very true :)
nicey nice!!

Sashu... said...

very true :)
nicey nice!!

Fantasies of a Lifetime said...

Awesome , Somethings are better appreciated if you are ignorant about it !:)

d gypsy! said...

magic is all it takes!

Anu said...

Ignorance is bliss.. I beleive that a lot (part of the reason I bunked school too :) ) Nice one as usual MIP

Devika said...

Hi MIP,
i got a post at Certain Kind/ Essential Me -- same posted at both places..
i wish you read that, though i say of destined readers there...
because you were one of the first lights i saw in the corridor that i talk about there...
i wish you knew how i felt about it!
wishes!
devika

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

soo true :-)
Beautiful.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

WooooooooW! Back you are with a big bang!
I'm speechless!

Cheers

Rakesh

Priya said...

Yes. I once read

"Sometimes, it is better to wonder and not know, than to know and lose the wonder..."

WarmSunshine said...

Very nicely said man!

Some questions are better not answered.

Nice page you have here :)
I'll drop by for more of it!
Peace.

Sandeep Balan said...

6 lines....and they convey the message across so well...amazed...hats off MIP!

Salil said...

Well, what if I am willing to learn the magic tricks for a fee? Then, I guess, the magician will oblige, right?
'there are many nights in a rainy day' - hmmm.. (scratching my head all over)
Cheers,

Akshay said...

Short but very good....

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@mampi
Thank you
@asuph
thanks
@satish
how was exams?
@vibhushan
Thank you.
@swayam
:)

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@devika
true..thanks
@ushaji
thankyou
happy u liked it
@shruthi
yes..
@akshaya
as always ,I just loved the way you read it..
thanks a lot.

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@ani
lol
Nature!
dear it is Nature
the great magician!
in another way what you said is also true..
@art and poetry
thank you
@sashu
thank you..

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@fantasies
Thank you
@d gypsy
thank you so much
@anu
lol
liked it!
thank you
@devika
will read it...

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@raaji
thank you
@rakesh
happy you liked it..
@priya
you said it!
@warm sunshime
thanks for the compliments..
@sandeep
so happy u liked it..
@salil
lol
actualy i was waiting for your comments!
thanks..
@akshay
thank you..

Trochee said...

Oh this one just blows me away!
A favorite.

swetali said...

The last lines appeared as a rather snapping sorta retort from a magician whose act has been trivialized when the 'holy secret' was let out!
but ought not the so magic witnesser to whom the secret now lies revealed posess a right to feel cheated because he marvelled at something which was indeed that simple!
I think its just one side of story between two trivialized men-one after the other, i would love to hear the man who witnessed the magic answer to this!
May be i m just too extrapolative with your thought which beautifully compact and telling in itself, but i was just thinking!

Trochee said...

well swetali,

look at the big picture. the poem is like a general idea, could be applied to so many things.

just read the poem again keeping in mind God as a magician, and it holds so true.

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@Trochee and swetali
now I witness magic!

Shamanth said...

HOLY FRICKING TOO GOOD!!!!

man...this one really hit the right place!!!

such depth!!! such depth!!!

i am blown away...!!!

it took me a while to realise th hidden metaphor of magic and life and GOD as the magician!!!

simply brilliant!!

Karthika said...

really excellent!