Sunday, March 16, 2008

Spellbound- Writer's Island Prompt

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

This article I read spellbound with fascination

About the human mind and of letter juxtaposition.

A wrong spelling, now that doesn’t matter much

As long as it contains all the original letters as such.

The letters in the middle can be any which way arranged

As long as the ones at the beginning and end are unchanged !!

While my amazement for the human mind certainly grew

And with its immense capability for the abstract to construe,

I was ever so clearly and extremely astound

When I realised that the’wrod was deinfetily spell-bound !!!

For the mind was not totally unfettered ...though however free

For , to recognise the finite word, it had its limits to see ..

The beginning and the end of the spelling of the word were bound

To their places , no matter how you tossed, those in the middle, around .

So very like Life, now wouldn’t you agree ?

We know our beginning and our end , you see.

And it is up to us what we make of the middle

And exactly what we read into Life’s enigmatic riddle.


Richard said...

I read the same article, and was astounding. I like the moral at the end of your piece - how true.

paisley said...

i too have seen this before and it is amazing isn't it... perhaps that is what i am such a god awful speller... because it really doesn't matter does ti????

Ashvina said...

Shucks...and me trying to spell correctly all my life! Trying to force too much order into my life perhaps?

gautami tripathy said...

I have seen worse. We teachers have hard time correcting. Spellings do matter even if we can read through gibberish!

dried piece of toast

tumblewords said...

Amazing, isn't it? We do see what we think we see! And, yes, life works from start to finish and fills the middle! Nice post response.

Rambler said...

I had read a forwarded email about this some time back, its amazing isn't it

Prashant said...

Its true and amazing.....
Brain will always remain brain

Smiles :)

SHANTANU said...

Well done ! Finding order in the 'Divine Confusion.'

Welcome home !

Mister KB said...

Hmmm! while ewe dskus wrod ctc, I go crazy about the poem... nicely done!

Indrani said...

Good show and keep writing more!

And thanks a ton for that poetic comment, i just loved every word of it.

Punam said...

The end of ur poem is really good... and meaningful. I agree with it totally.

Neeraj said...

Indeed the beginning and end are well defined, correct order of those in middle we must find, we were born and will die one fine day, how we effect people during the grind, I am certain and prayerful, guess rightly so, we touch a few lives as we grow, we nurture few minds with our thought flow, we may live fast or might act slow, but task cut out is to bask in divine glory that keeps us aglow :)

Shanth said...

WOW very very nice Shubha! And my younger son would be the happiest....he never got his spellings right and sometimes confused me wtch and which and witch and ??????