Saturday, November 23, 2013

Become Like Water



Changes are like water, they drip and drop
In so many shapes and so many forms..


Changes, unnoticed changes
Gradual, not rapid but slow
I never really knew
When and how they seeped
Deep In to my skin
Methinks, I see mirror everyday
Hardly any change
Reflects back in my eyes
But I'm changed
In more ways than I can say
When it happened?

Many times walls in my room
Painted, repainted
Skyscrapers looming around my space
Built from nothing
Mighty tree next door dropped
Heaps of leaves
I've never seen them die out
Always on time
Unheeded, they come and go
When it all happens?
I guess I fail to notice

I wish to become like water
When changes being darted
Along my way
What's in it to notice?
To get it over with
 Swiftly adapt.



You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.
~Bruce Lee

32 comments:

  1. Adaptation is key to survival-very well written J!

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  2. being like water...that is def an aim of mine....very zen....

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  3. If we could all be like water the world would be a better place :)

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  4. One needs to roll with change and increase their range

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  5. Beautiful...
    become like water... Loved it...:-)

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  6. I've been reading your poems & simplicity is the best thing about them!

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  7. but change is the only thing that does not change :) change is inevitable..i hope u changed in a positive way :)

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  8. "I wish to become like water
    When changes being darted
    Along my way
    What's in it to notice?
    To get it over with
    Swiftly adapt." - mast poem :-)

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  9. And then water gets frozen too

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  10. I wish to become like water
    When changes being darted
    Along my way
    What's in it to notice?
    To get it over with
    Swiftly adapt.
    ....Very true....adapt according to circumstances..beautiful poem...

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  11. Beautiful words. I wish I could be like water too. But most days, I am too closed minded. My life would be so much easier if I could adapt better. Thank you for your kind words on my blog. You are just wonderful.

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  12. Lovely lines and a wonderful imagination. :)

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  13. Change is inevitable part of our life, but rightly said in your poem if we modify ourselves accordingly life will be smooth.

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  14. Beautiful lines composed with the help of some well chosen perfect words.
    Wonderful post Jyoti!:)

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  15. Love it. Changes like water... Now that's profound.

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  16. Changes are the key of betterment. As always loved this one too.

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  17. Changes are always there as objects and elements are not static! Clever choice of water to illustrate change as it is immediate, tangible and readily seen.Bruce's quote is the clincher. Obviously to explain his agility and speed! Great Write Jyoti!

    Hank

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  18. Nice, Jyoti. Yes, we drip nd drop without our knowledge

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  19. Nature always teach u things... awesome post jyoti :)

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  20. One thing constant in life - Change. Very interesting and thought provoking poem.

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  21. Mighty tree next door dropped
    Heaps of leaves
    I've never seen them die out
    Always on time
    Unheeded, they come and go
    When it all happens?
    I guess I fail to notice..........I got enrolled with these lines. Thanks that someone like you have the sense of worry even for trees and their leaves and so desired to be a water drop.

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  22. This is very helpful and informative website about human life with water and environment related studies for all sectors of people all over the world.

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  23. Ah, that's amazing. I remember listening to those lines when Bruce Lee was interviewed by an American TV. The movie was great and the philosophy behind it was very deep. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Wonderful poem Jyoti....It reminded me of a popular quote
    “Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different...”

    And I loved the ending quote with beautiful message! :)

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