the strange nature
…has a rose ever
competed with a tulip,
or with a lotus,
has the sun ever fought
with the moon or with
any other stars,
then what is preventing us
from learning the loving
lessons from the celestial
nature is a good teacher,
sad, the supreme creature,
a group of unteachable pupils…
© supratik 2023
Yes, how true; in nature there are no comparisons – it’s entirely a human construct of our minds; as always your words bring wisdom.
Thank you. Much appreciated.
very nice poem
I agree with Dougie, it is entirely a human construct and some leading scientists that belong to a rather weird period of time and lots of things may have affected their conclusions, based their conclusions on competition, nature is not competitive or antagonistic, it’s like music you cannot have a strong beat constantly or soft melodies, if the universe must be seen through a poet’s mind nature must be seen through a musician’s perhaps.
Yes, I think so too. I guess we have looked the wrong way. Though I agree in the final analysis, there’s nothing right or wrong, but our focus had been extremely polarized to look at nature as competing or existence being meaningless without it. Whatever we think becomes true, and this is the key. We need to now think differently, I know it’s difficult but we have to think out of our stereotype box. It’s high time.
Does a rose even know it is a rose? Take humans away and there is nothing left, no record of any moment at any point. That is existence without meaning.
Thank you for reading and commenting.
No one knows who they are, what they are, where they are, except for us, with consciousness, so it is only we who understand the absence of competition in others, if at all. Meaningful existence that is devoid of material interest should lead us to equanimity.
S, just reading through the comments, and you raise some interesting points, but to say there is no competition in nature is wrong; it is survival of the fittest, and each species is interested in its own survival, and if that is at the expense of others then so be it. What we should be saying is that the weak and strong among humans are equals and that respect should be afforded to all and everything.
Bhi, Survival of the fittest is passé now. I still maintain there is zero competition in nature. Competing is an artificially created method of looking at the world. We are now done with Darwin and are of the opinion that survival is that of the wisest, we have overlooked the heavy legs of the dinausores that destroyed them into extinction. The strongest we see are the weakest I beg your pardon. Even countries who call themselves the strongest are in fact the weakest. Both Darwin and Malthus have spoilt the world with their redundant theories. It is those who look… Read more »
And that is where I beg to differ, S. We all have a choice and opinions, and this would be a bland world indeed without differences. But that is the beauty of your poetry; it generates so much healthy discussion.
Honoured and humbled. We are both lovers of the world, I know that for a fact, Bhi.