Oh! That caught me in awe, I felt being dragged

My dwindling emotions strikingly arrested!

Slowly I found myself escalating in a fervour

The sparks from those eyes welding the gaps

Suspicions just vaporized, leaving nothing dark!

His body spoke with an inane build-up

Matched surprisingly to his steps to the podium

The mesmerizing words spilt out so mildly

Yet modulated were those with a profound voice

Commanding the attention of every corner.

Spellbound, my eyeballs rolled and ears spread

Anxiously grasping every bit of notion he sprayed

Heart in resonance vibrated, letting the brain wide open

To be stormed by the wonderful realms of relativity

Time and space playing miraculous proximity!

Not only just impressed, but strikingly inspired!

I chose to leap into the depths of physics,

I owe to my mentor, my Professor the guide

Who ignited in me to love the subject, Physics

And thus the passion for teaching sprouted in me.

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Born on first Nov 1959 in Mumbai, INDIA. Had the schooling at Mumbai & graduated in Physics from Calicut University in Kerala. Married to M Ravindran. We have 2 boys , the elder is Lt. Commdr in Indian Navy & the younger boy is doing his MS ( Aero space) at IIT Chennai,India. I am working as a MATH Teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya since 1980. I write poems in Malayalam, English & Hindi. Published 5 malayalam Poem collections and one in English. Many of my poems have been published in journals.

6 thoughts on “Inspiration

  1. amitapaul

    I enjoyed reading this poem about the moment when a spark was lit in a student’s brain by an inspiring teacher that led to a whole career of studying and teaching physics
    The poem reminded me of Keats ‘ sonnet , ‘ On First Reading Chapman’s Homer ‘ . This is also what the late President of India , APJ Abdul Kalam referred time in his book , ‘ Ignited Minds ‘ .

  2. GEETHA RAVINDRAN Post author

    Thank you dear Amita Paul for the appreciation.
    lndeed an excellent teacher always inspires.

  3. Pushmaotee Subrun

    Indeed inspiring to read about being inspired by a professor! A super write dear GEETHA RAVINDRA!

  4. VijayNair

    An insightful poem about the impact a versatile and inspiring professor has on an adoring student.Lovely.


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