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The Rubik’s Cube!



Jumbled and random

brightly coloured squares

the puzzle has a strange allure

enticing many to try a hand.

Solving it, solicits a certain charm

cajoling it at first

trying many combinations

failing yet persistent

the first solve , an achievement!

Improved focus, cracking algorithms

bettering the time, every time

adept fingers work at a frenzied pace

to unravel the magic of the masterpiece

as the colors fall into a pattern

within a blink or two.


This poem is inspired, watching my son solve the cube!

45 comments on “The Rubik’s Cube!

  1. Shiva Malekopmath
    December 10, 2017

    The thought process on such instances very aptly brought into words.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. vidur sahdev
    December 10, 2017

    I do have so many memories of the times spent with fingers around that cubical puzzle!!! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  3. soiba
    December 10, 2017

    Oh this cube…messes up everything 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Elle Nguyen
    December 10, 2017

    My spouse recently learned how to do it on Youtube and can’t stop! This was great imagery of what it looks like as the viewer.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. balroop2013
    December 10, 2017

    Poets’ words are just like this cube…jumbled and random…how they put them in order to make a readable piece is also as enigmatic as Rubik’s cube. 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

  6. Train Today to Reap Tomorrow
    December 10, 2017

    You observations while he solving cube has come out so well.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Megala
    December 10, 2017

    My favorite childhood pastime !

    Liked by 1 person

  8. luminouslife154
    December 10, 2017

    The poem conveys the memorable things of the long time spent of solving the cubical puzzle.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Moushmi Radhanpara
    December 10, 2017

    Thoughts brought put so well.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Team Wellness
    December 10, 2017

    It’s probably easier to let the Rubik cube lie in perfect order fully aligned, rather than disturb it and try to get the alignment back.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Megha's World
    December 10, 2017

    Very aptly defined Radhika. But it takes more than a blink or two for me 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  12. swalia
    December 10, 2017

    Brought back memories of trying to solve the cube but never was successful!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Divya Deepak Rao
    December 10, 2017

    You’ve put together perfectly the entire saga that involves a Rubik’s Cube Radhika! Kudos your son for solving it:)

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram
    December 10, 2017

    So wonderful son and mom.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
    December 10, 2017

    This poem perfectly describes my feelings as a kid 😀 A surge of emotions…nostalgia. Perhaps, I still have the cube somewhere in my mother’s place…

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Meenakshi Sethi
    December 11, 2017

    An intelligent poem! Just like Rubik’s cube👍

    Liked by 1 person

  17. thewritewomanblog
    December 11, 2017

    The joy of solving the Rubik’s cube the first time is priceless! As a witness to this joy, your poem has brought out what it must have felt to be to see it first hand – a proud mother and a very happy son!

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Somali K Chakrabarti
    December 12, 2017

    Loved the poem – you have aptly captured the zeal which goes into solving the puzzle and the excitement that comes with getting it right. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Bhavana
    December 20, 2017

    Wow!..Who would have ever thought Rubik’s cube can be subject of poetry but you wonderfully expressed it.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. cynthiahm
    July 14, 2018

    This is a great puzzle for car trips. Tricky!

    Liked by 1 person

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