Saturday, August 18, 2012

Apocalypse Invitation

Dear Massive Asteroid,

You are cordially invited to the grand event of Apocalypse 2012, scheduled to happen on our modest home, Earth.

Yours sincerely,
An earnest earthling.

***


Dearest fellow Earthlings,

I am counting on your hospitality. Stop bickering and killing each other. Let us all unite, and make preparations to receive our celestial guests, so that they might return again.


Yours sincerely,
A dreamer.


A few men have been guided by a dream. Rest have almost always been led, mostly by fear and premonitions.

***

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice. 

~Robert Frost
(To understand each poetry, there is always a certain time, when it is closest to us)
***

23 comments:

Confused Soul said...

naaaicceee :D

Neha Shandilya said...

Last line is so true...

Tanvi said...

I liked the piece of the poem by Robert Frost.... And loved the concluding line :)
By the way I'll invite some more people like GMOs :P

Cheers,

Mystical Skeptical Me said...

Hmmm, absolutely true. :)

PS: This is one poem I have memorized. :D Love it! :)

Risha Kalra said...
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Risha Kalra said...

I read this poem when I was li'l and couldn't understand the meaning until today :D

A very thoughtful post. Invitation accepted with a smile!

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

@Confused Soul
:)

@Neha
:)

@Tanvi
It is an open event? I'll invite Martians then :P

@Pradeeta
Robert Frost was a magnificent poet.

@Risha
Well actually, talking of the real meaning, it is just the second part of the poem that is apposite here. The first is for lovers. :)

Red Handed said...

oooohooooo...a letter!!
and Frost is such a genius with words!!!

Saumya said...

The poem is so apt in this context.... and yes the last line...very true!!

Rose said...

'This is the way the world ends not with a bang but a whimper.'

If only the mere prospect of an apocalypse were enough to bring about reconciliation.

Jyoti Mishra said...

right lines, at right time, in right context..
and u r very good at that :)

Stuti said...

Well thought. and true, there is time when a particular piece of poetry feels very close.

Zeebs said...

Stop bickering and fighting?

Do you want us to play GOD?!

I stand with a pipe wrench here, and I'm not moving. My hospitality only extends if I have to hit any beings.

Vagabond said...

There is always a right time for everything to do, when we are closest to us. i love the last Lin Anshul it is something I have felt for almost everything that strikes a chord surprisingly.
Thanks

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

@Red Handed
Yes. :)

@Saumya
Thank You!

@Rose
If greed can break, then greed of living could also make :)

@Jyoti
Thank You!

@Stuti
Congratulations on buying the domain for your blog. I too have plans, but they'll have to wait for other, immediate concerns :)

@Zeebs
Why do I feel like wishing that a tiny meteorite hits you in the head and sets you right? :P

@Bhavika
=)
Thank YOU!

Rek said...

Makes so much sense at this point of time for Indians in particular...I never thought people would be fleeing the peaceful south, we never fled Mumbai despite the constant risk to life and limb and we lived to tell the tale.
Besides being hit by the celestial body is a rarer possibility than being hit by a spare bomb or speeding truck.

Giribala said...

Isn't GOI blocking people/websites for inviting apocalypse!!

Roshan said...

haha.. smart one. and true too, in many ways

Akanksha Jain said...

Perplexed :/

Yash Kumar said...

We are His child
In this world we are blind
We have vision but
We cannot see
But if we seek we will find
He has given us all that we need
We have to just pay the heed
What we seek we will find
Be it love happiness or feelings maligned
So the choice is ours
Where we want to take the mankind.

~ Yash Kumar

GoldFish said...

I share the same thoughts! I recently read about a similar prediction for September end this year. Let's hope it happens this time. I'm serious. I hope you are too.

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