Editor's Choice
Theme: Mind

A Closed Mind

A closed mind
gives birth
to ignorance,
gives birth
to fear,
gives birth
to prejudice,
gives birth
to hate,
gives birth
to violence,
gives birth
to revenge,


More By  :  Pili Pubul

Views: 1358     Comments: 8

Comments on this Poem

Comment Thank you so very much Padmaja for a very meaningful comment. Will try to contact you when I have some time.

20-Feb-2014 11:59 AM

Comment Hi Pili Pubul. Just read this poem and was floored. My mail id is padmaja_iyengar@yahoo.co.in. If ok, please send me a mail so that I could share some information relating to poetry and literature with you. Best Wishes.

Padmaja Iyengar
19-Feb-2014 23:41 PM

Comment What a brilliant comment, thank you so much.
Tagore was a man of deep wisdom, you chose a very inspiring and brilliant quote. Phenomenal. Thank you so much .

31-Jul-2013 09:04 AM

Comment Your lines answer many tragedies that are occurring on daily basis. I think it was Schopenhauer who said "An empty mind is fuga vacuui (Vaccum suction) and therefore it absorbs the first thought as the best and seldom question it. Doubt everything and that way, we don't fall into traps of religion and other isms.

P{erhas you might have haerd of these lines of Tagore (famous Spanish poet Juan Jimnez has translated Tagore)

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high

Where knowledge is free

Where the world has not been broken up into fragments

By narrow domestic walls

Where words come out from the depth of truth

Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection

Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way

Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit

Where the mind is led forward by thee

Into ever-widening thought and action

Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

- Rabindranath Tagore

31-Jul-2013 08:48 AM

Comment My deep gratitude.

Pili Pubul
21-Jul-2013 18:41 PM

Comment simply awesome..

21-Jul-2013 14:21 PM

Comment Thank you so much for your comment. Pili

19-Jul-2013 20:55 PM

Comment Wow - what a circle!

19-Jul-2013 13:25 PM

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