indi Poetry

hello, is that you, pluto

is it really you in those pictures there?

pluto, the tiny one far far away

in the belt of kuiper with its icy sway

methane ammonia water and more

or so we say, but do we really know?

in a place beyond planets

across the oceans of neptune

in a hope beyond horizons

orbited by five deadly moons:

the ferryman of hades, his mother nix,

two multi headed monsters and the river styx,

great stories that span more than time

when i think of you come to mind,

let pictures fly, let labels float

is that a heart, a mountain or moat

lightyears be traveled, lenses spy

stay mysterious, stay mythical, in your own sky

my cold ninth planet,

sharer of the same sun.



shots of pluto everywhere. charon too. flat two d pictutres, some manipulated, but yet a depth, a pull in them. i can’t even begin to fathom the meaning of hurtling objects in space. they fascinate me, make me forget the boundaries of time and space as we know and live it… tonight i had to write something to say hello to that spherical one. such moment in its very existence.

picture courtesy nasa.

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  • Reply
    rhea sinha
    July 24, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    very very cute and delightful poem Indi di. I keep reading Pluto has been stripped of its title of a planet. For me it will always remember one since that is what I studied in my school books.

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    indrani robbins
    July 24, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    thanks, rhea… yes, since i have always thought of it as planet, that is what it remains for me. we are such a breathless for excitement lot… we gave that hurtler of wide endless space all of one and a half days of twitter attention and off went we looking for the next. ha ha.

  • Reply
    October 8, 2018 at 5:14 am

    I have been on and off reading on arshi in blogs and India forums.

    I have come across writers brew but took today enough time to explore in the treasure chest.

    Arshi ff amazing… but more amazing… a little poem on mr. Pluto. The dwarf with a red tiger print or the shackles of the b8g bang which left it in the keiper belt floating whist before the orr clouds. Voyage 1 and 2 visited him and from ther they shared the blue dot.. the journey of them continues. One reached the next star system….
    I’m amazed with it too….

    All credits of my info goes to nasas news board, documentaries on how universe works, bad ass astronomy and more pgms..
    Discovery science and nat geo plays an important role for me ….

    And the poem so lovely indi ji…

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    indrani robbins
    October 8, 2018 at 9:27 am

    hi deepa, thank you so much. delighted you found the little planet (who is now apparently not a planet), and enjoyed the rhyme so much. mr pluto indeed. does it have a red tiger print? thanks for the notes on the kuiper belt inhabitant. i must go and read up a bit, always exciting that unknown space out there and these mysterious objects that keep spinning about in it. the next star system, you say… tell me, in any given day, shouldn’t we have a bit of time set aside to talk of such things? thanks again. hope you enjoy your visits to writersbrew.

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    Deepa Vedanthvasudev
    October 8, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks for the reply. It’s amazing to learn and talk about the things which gave us the major element life. If they aren’t we are not.
    This is a short video of Pluto.
    We can watch our earth live.

    • Reply
      indrani robbins
      October 8, 2018 at 5:40 pm

      thanks so much. 🙂 look forward to seeing the video. life, its nature, why we live at all, where do we fit in in this spectacular play of universes and galaxies… always absorbing and a bit confounding.

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        Deepa Vedanthvasudev
        October 8, 2018 at 9:06 pm

        The link which I shared was of Pluto documentary.

        Earth live is nasa live stream of iss.

        Iss live
        Pls type this in you tube .. you will be directed to nasa live srream or amazing space link. And you can watch our bful blue marble with emerald vegetation ..

        And yup very true …nature… love it.

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          indrani robbins
          October 9, 2018 at 10:08 pm

          thank you. will try it.

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          indrani robbins
          October 9, 2018 at 10:23 pm

          absolutely beautiful. reminds us of much we never think of.

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