The Big Dipper

I lie awake on the terrace, late at night

Staring at the splendid starry sky

And all I could watch, as hours pass by

Is the Big Dipper of seven lights.

Neither the crescent moon, nor the fleeting clouds

Or the dazzling stars twinkling in the background

Could steal my eyes away from the ‘plough’

That’s tilling my mind; my face aglow

With inexplicable joy of watching them

Dancing in the wide moonlit space

Like seven, precious divine gems

Studded in the celestial case.

I confess that I cannot withtake

The brimming love that mercilessly make

My heart flutter, and my stomach tingle

Like bells that rhythmically jingle;

The awe, the merry and the pluck

I derive when gazing at them , wonderstruck

And the bittersweet pain that silently stings

To remind me of the distance between

Us; for they are light years afar

Pointing at the blazing Polestar

That symbolizes my eternal fascination

With the seven angels of my generation.

-ยฉSurya Ramachandran (beyondthesane)

I wrote this poem weeks ago as a tribute to my two loves – stars and BTS. I love the stars and nothing gives me more goosebumps than a beautiful starry sky. Similarly, I love the seven boys of BTS (the dorkiest, the sweetest and the most talented angels I know lol), and they are the rainbow of my life.


The Big Dipper has always been one of my favourite sights in the sky, mostly because there are a lot of tales and myths associated with them (for example, they have been personified as the seven great sages called ‘saptarishis’ in the Indian mythology). It is an asterism in the constellation Ursa Major (the Great Bear), prominently visible in the Northern sky. They point in the direction of the Pole Star that symbolizes constancy as it is ‘fixed’ in the sky.

The Big Dipper

What makes your heart flutter and gives goosebumps? Let me know in the comments below.




30 thoughts on “The Big Dipper

  1. Loved the poem dear ๐Ÿ™‚
    And when I read that it’s for BTS, let’s just say that this fangirl just cried out with joy. ๐Ÿ™‚
    That is so true that they can bring smile on our face even on our worst days. And they have become such inseparable part of our life (in spite of the fact that they will never know of our existence and how much they and their music means to us) that I find it weird to think that I may have lived my life not knowing about them (how unfortunate that would have been ) ๐Ÿ™‚
    Loved this post ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Ikr?! I can’t imagine how my life was without them..I owe you big for introducing them to me๐Ÿ˜˜ They are like a part of my family now..or like my best buddies๐Ÿ˜Š (though they don’t know us individually, they do love us collectively as their dearest ARMY)
      Btw, are you in ARA?

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    1. Thank you, ma’amโค
      The sky is beautiful always, isn’t it?

      BTS has great music, and they are adorable people too! I highly recommend their songs. Though their songs are in korean, you can find them with translations in YT. Also the MVs have subtitles too.๐Ÿ˜Š


      1. Oh..๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
        I can give you some recommendations, if you wish to listen to them :
        1. Blood, sweat & tears (korean version) (based on the novel ‘Demian’ by Herman Hesse..about temptations of the youth)
        2.Spring Day
        4.Not Today
        5.Young Forever
        6.Save Me
        7.Mic Drop (Steve Aoki Remix) – quite popular in the US.
        These are the ones with can watch them with cc on for subs. And there are many good ones without music videos. I highly recommend ‘Tomorrow’ and ‘Sea’. ๐Ÿ˜Š
        That’s a long list..sorry๐Ÿ˜…

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      2. Haha.. found the English translation and enjoyed the lyrics especially
        ” Snowflakes are falling
        And you are getting farther away
        I miss you (I miss you)”

        I have enjoyed our exchange of conversation to day… I am closing down for the evening now.. Have a beautiful week x

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      3. They are my fav lines too! Always touches my heart.
        A fact : The song is based on the Sewol Ferry tragedy that took many innocent lives.
        Thank you so much for checking their music out. Not many out there are open-minded and versatile enough to try new genres, esp of a foreign language. I enjoyed this conversation too.
        Have a great week! Stay blessed, Sue!โค๐Ÿ˜Šโค

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    1. Yep! Never too late! ๐Ÿ˜Š
      (Don’t know if BTS’ music would be to your taste, but they are an adorable bunch of young men who have the power to bring smile to your face even in the toughest days..atleast, that’s what us fans feel..Their music is inspirational and can be appealing to anyone regardless of age, gender or race. I highly recommend their songs!)

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      1. Wow..that’s great๐Ÿ˜Š..Not many people have versatile tastes in music.
        Well, BTS are versatile themselves. Though most of their songs are hip hop influenced, there are many pop, R&B, slow, EDM, and trap songs too..

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      2. I watched the song.. And ended up listening to it thrice, including a live performance..It’s a jolly good song! I love songs that have an upbeat, fun feel..๐Ÿ˜Šโค
        Thank you for the suggestion..The MV transported me to the 1960s..

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    1. Hehe.. Imagine finding living ‘bishounen’? Yeah! That’s BTS for you..
      But much more than that, they are really talented musicians, rappers/singers and dancers with an inspiring history and adorable personalities..Maybe you should check their songs out!
      Btw..It’s good to have you back on WP๐Ÿ˜„

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