What is the symbolic meaning of ‘pierce the heavens’ in the poem ‘I Believe’ by Brucellish K Sangma?
In the poem ‘I Believe’ the poet Brucellish Sangma talks about our potential to reach great heights of success. In this connection she says “I believe if a pebble is thrown upwards / I can pierce the heavens”. Here “Pebble is thrown upwards” symbolizes our desire to achieve higher goals and reach higher positions in life. “Pierce the heavens” means reaching the top or achieving the unachievable. The poet believes if she wants and works accordingly to reach great heights in life, she can definitely do so.
The symbolic meaning is the efforts made by the humans to rise up and achieve the seemingly unachievable goals in life. It also means that if we work hard and have right attitude towards life then we can achieve anything.
The pebble thrown upwards symbolises “THE EFFORTS MADE TO RISE IN LIFE AND ACHIEVE UNACHIEVABLE GOALS.” it emphasises the point that “with right conviction and effort, we can reach our goals and get heaven-like comfort and satisfaction.