Odia Poem Mane Pakkao (ମନେ ପକାଅ)

Smruti ra Marubhumire eka Trusaata

by Ajit Kumar

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plx tell me who is tom and maria in the poem
Lamplighters went on foot. No horses for them - not in 19th century or even 20th century Edinburgh. But it's a very evocative wee poem.
My mother stopped at the bed of each of her children and asked what poem she should tell just for them. I most always asked for The Lamplighter. Mo mother was 92 years old when she died in my arms as I was reciting The Lamplighter to her. I could never forget a single word.
Romaticism? Don't know anything about it. I do know however that RLS was a sickly child, often ill and therefore confined to his room and bed. I think the key to this poem is in the line But I, when I am stronger. The child is telling us that he is ill and that being so condemns him to a dreary, very lonely existence, with little humn comfort, so much so that the simple clip clop of the horse's shoes on the cobbles outside brings excitement in the knowledge that the lamplighter is coming. He yearns just to be noticed by another human being - to relieve his dreadful boredom - and that even a nod of acknowledgement from the leerie would bring him comfort. A brilliant sketch, in three short verses, of a very meaningful period in the life of RLS himself. magical and sad at the same time.
How simple but how effective! If we can have such visions throughout our life, how blessed shall be all of us! Actually, in the run of our life, we lose such poise of mind. This is the very problem. There is always a child sleeping deep within us throughout our life and if that child is able acknowledge the simplicity of life, well, this world will definitely be with less amount of quarrels and wars. Let us all try to wake up that child who is but sleeping at the moment.
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