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