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Author: Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Type: Poetry Views: 1284







As a fond mother, when the day is o'er,

Leads by the hand her little child to bed,

Half willing, half reluctant to be led,

And leave his broken playthings on the floor,

Still gazing at them through the open door,

Nor wholly reassured and comforted

By promises of others in their stead,

Which though more splendid, may not please him more;

So Nature deals with us, and takes away

Our playthings one by one, and by the hand

Leads us to rest so gently, that we go

Scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay,

Being too full of sleep to understand

How far the unknown transcends the what we know.





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In his poem "Nature" the poet H.W.Longfellow portrays a comparison of the relationship between a child and his mother and the relationship between human beings and mother nature. It is the harsh truth of nature that all living beings will meet their inevitable end some day. In this poem, the poet reminds us of this bitter fact through the comparison he draws.
The poem begins with the picture of a fond mother taking her child to sleep. The poet talks about the mixed feelings in the child's mind at this point in time. The mother takes her child away from his playthings, still strewn all over the floor, to tend her child to sleep. She promises him a lot of other attractions to convince him to go to sleep. The child is well aware of the pleasures he would receive from his playthings, but the words of his mother try to take his mind away from his familiar world into a world unknown, inexperienced by him. The child has different thoughts running in his mind. He wants to play but the urge to dwell in the unknown world also allures him, making him half reluctant and half willing to be led to his bed. Even while he is being led by his mother, he gazes at his playthings left behind, his mind still not reassured or comforted by the promises made to him by his mother. The promises made might be splendid on their own but may not please the child the way his playthings do. In spite of a more splendid offer, he might still be inclined to play rather than pursue those pleasures.
This is the way nature deals with us. The poet compares us, humans, with the child and nature with the mother and sleep with our end, death. With each passing days of our life, time slips away from our hand, the days remaining in our lives get shorter. And in this course of time, nature takes away from us our beloveds, our possessions. In the end, as the rule of nature, we are bound to separate from all our relationships, all our belongings behind and leave this world. The process is so gradual that we hardly notice our end creeping towards us. Nobody knows what happens after death. Man keep on wondering what awaits him after his death and before he gets his answer, he himself meets his own death. As it says, we go to a different world after death. Our whole life passes away but we fail to reach a conclusion regarding our fate in the other world. We do not get to decide whether we want to stay on this earth, or depart after death for another world, unknown to us. We stay too much engaged in our thoughts of both the world to understand what we actually want. In the end, we leave this world, completely ignorant of where we are going, what is waiting for us on the other end.

| Posted on 2013-09-12 | by a guest


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This poem contains an eternal truth of spiritualism. Human life is composed of two vital categories. First, an arena of materialism and second, an arena of spiritualism. Human life exists in between these.
The poet has duly narrated the mode of life vividly. Life is full of illusions. This truth has been unveiled through some metaphorical examples.The comparison mentioned here, is carrying a significant meaning. Our life is surrounded by material things. We stay among them. But before the final departure, we have to leave everything behind. A child is fond of toys and playing with them. Mother is entrusted to take the responsibility of her children. Mother guides them that playthings should be resulted and go to bed alone. By the vital significance, benign mother wishes to guide the baby towards the path of getting mental rest. Similarly, here \"Nature\" or God leads us towards the place of permanent rest and bliss. A metaphorical scanning says us that we look back towards the world of materialism in a very certain time of getting into the afterlife.To tell in details, material world has been symbolized by the toy-world, which is sheerly momentary and transitory. So, Goddess nature performs her best for our eternal peace and bliss.
BY--DIPAYAN DUTTA

| Posted on 2013-05-23 | by a guest


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This poem contains an eternal truth of spiritualism. Human life is composed of two vital categories. First, an arena of materialism and second, an arena of spiritualism. Human life exists in between these.
The poet has duly narrated the mode of life vividly. Life is full of illusions. This truth has been unveiled through some metaphorical examples.The comparison mentioned here, is carrying a significant meaning. Our life is surrounded by material things. We stay among them. But before the final departure, we have to leave everything behind. A child is fond of toys and playing with them. Mother is entrusted to take the responsibility of her children. Mother guides them that playthings should be resulted and go to bed alone. By the vital significance, benign mother wishes to guide the baby towards the path of getting mental rest. Similarly, here \"Nature\" or God leads us towards the place of permanent rest and bliss. A metaphorical scanning says us that we look back towards the world of materialism in a very certain time of getting into the afterlife.To tell in details, material world has been symbolized by the toy-world, which is sheerly momentary and transitory. So, Goddess nature performs her best for our eternal peace and bliss.
BY--DIPAYAN DUTTA

| Posted on 2013-05-23 | by a guest


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Actually its a sonnet.
The rhyme scheme x late father in law liked it and we read it to him during his last illness.

| Posted on 2013-04-17 | by a guest


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This poem is an Italian Sonnet of the form ABBA ABBA CDE CDE. The octet of the poem introduces the comparison between nature and a mother while the sestet of the poem explains how nature is beyond our comprehension.

| Posted on 2011-04-17 | by a guest


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This poem is about nature taking us to bed meaning to our death. it has no ryhme scheme and is one stanza long. in the firts eight lines it's says
As a fond mother, when the day is o'er,
Leads by the hand her little child to bed,
Half willing, half reluctant to be led,
And leave his broken playthings on the floor,
Still gazing at them through the open door,
Nor wholly reassured and comforted
By promises of others in their stead,
Which though more splendid, may not please him more-
this meaning that us beign the child, are playign in the world, and than when it's time to go to bed or die mother nature is taking us. we want to go becaus we know that we will no longer have troiubles and mistakes following us wherever we go but want to stay becasue this is all we have known for our whole lives.
we leave our toys or family behind and are not totaly comforted byt eh fact that they will be o.k with out you. and though youi hear promise of rest and happiness you are still doiubtful of this place,
in lines 9-15 teh ded is done.
So Nature deals with us, and takes away
Our playthings one by one, and by the hand
Leads us to rest so gently, that we go
Scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay,
Being too full of sleep to understand
How far the unknown transcends the what we know.
this part o fthe poem says that nature deals with us, taking away our thougts and worries one by one and leads us to teh end of the tunnel into teh light, and sh ecompletes the circle of life so smootheley that we forget everythign and go along.

| Posted on 2010-01-29 | by a guest


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just like the mother who leds the reluctant child to bed so does Nature take away our "playthings" and lay us gently to rest.

| Posted on 2008-05-31 | by a guest




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