Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Rear-view mirrors

Objects are closer than they appear
we never see the world before it disappear
world through words have errors
and words are rear-view mirrors.


rantravereflect/ jane said...

words are rear view mirrors indeed- they make a lot of things mean way more than waht they really do!

Winnie the poohi said...

just perfectly said!

Devika said...

Do you mean to say, seeing and telling are the same, MIP?

oh yeah just as rear view mirrors -- telling the past...

and is any word powerful enough to convey a pure feeling?? I doubt. I would say -- NO, its only a fraction..

perhaps that why we don't see the world disappearing...

and Yes -- objects are far more closer than they appear...minds create the distance...

simple post, but deep connotations MIP....and I am not sure if I am reading what you meant :)


Devika said...

I understand you talk of how it all looks through rear view mirrors...

but that post spoke more to me, perhaps :)


Kartz said...

Very very profound.

That's the beauty of words! How they can mean more than one thing. Be it sarcasm, double-entendres, whatever!

Even now... Readers aren't fully able to gauge what the writer is trying to say. That's the alluring preciousness about words.

Just came back from a drive and after reading these lines... The next I go on a drive, will keep this verse in mind. Surreal parallelism.

Peace. Have a nice day.

siddhu said...

words are rear view mirrors-superb!!!!!i jus loved that line!!!!!!

brocasarea said...

very much true!!

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

beautifully expressed! :-)

Yogesh said...

You have to tell :)

how you come up with such great thoughts

Anu said...

MIP... soooo true..I loved the last line

Tara said...

Beautiful MIP. It's that abstractness in your writing that I really admire, that thing of leaving it open ended...just the way the reader would want to take it. :) I interpret words words as clay, the way you perceive it makes all the difference. Yes, rear view mirrors a laterally inverted image, and not conveying perfectly the intended emotion. Lovely. :)

PS-Love to Baby B. :)

AshenGlow said...

Hmm.. Thought provoking. I agree to what Devika says.
Who cares for the moment .. like it is.. right now...till it is no more there? The words may gather that past moment and make it appear closer than it actually is. But can it actually remake it like it originally was?


Donno if it were actually what you also thought. But I like the arbit mode of posts here. Everyone who reads it, feels like the writer him/herself... :)

And thanks for that! :)

anirudh said...

wow..thats a motorcycle thought..!

Priya said...

Beautiful rhyme beautifully expressed!

tunafish said...

Feeling at peace when I am with you,
Hands entwined under the sky blue
the world and words would both lose the meaning (Isn't it)
If the closeness was really so true... :)

Beautiful thought MIP...

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Yes, words sometimes convey more distortions than meaning!

Sal said...

Love your four-liners.
Foresight is better than hindsight, but hindsight is what most people have.
Keep them coming.

The Seeker said...

hey quite true, reminded of this quote, read somewhere, long time back, " dates in the calendar are closer than they appear."

Prabhu Dutta Das said...

Only a man in painting can utter the juxtapose!

Indeed, we are striving towards making our life clean in the utter dense crap.. In the process we are making it more so!

They arent so simple as they are! Perhaps life should have come with a tag- "things are nearer/complex than they seem"

Devika said...

quite about time for a new one, MIP...

look forward to a nice poem :)


Mampi said...

Beautifully expressed.
This line on the right side of my driving seat has intrigued me always.
But your interpretation is original and inspiring.

workhard said...

Rear View mirrors are still deceptive.... this could have a differnent meaning too..

Read poems

Shamanth said...


this poem is just awesome!!!

simple words yet deep meaning!!


i read a couple of your poems and i really like ur easy-going yet meaningful poetic style!!

keep em coming!!!

fellow blogger :)