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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My mother at sixty six

This poem by Kamala Das in class XII english textbook depicts the silent pangs of separation encountered by an aging woman, the mother as well as the daughter who knows the truth but is helpless due to changing life and times.

Separation from mother and the search for security starts from the day the umbilical cord is cut and a baby is separated from the most cosy and secure world,ie,the womb to a world of struggle and hurry. In a way everyone is searching for this cosy womb like security throughout their life.

It is also said that every girl likes a man who resembles her father and every boy a woman who resembles his mother. If you observe you would also find that most of our romantic songs are lullabies. For example, the song in the film "Bombay".."Tu hi re..."

10 comments:

sushmitha said...

sir it will help this year also for all of us please post more & more thank u for ur efforts.

shubhangi said...

sir as i wasn't present when you were teaching the lesson,nothing went in mind when i just read the poem,but now i am sure that its going to help me.

Shubhangi here.

vineetha said...

As 4 egg omlette,Santosh, in Gujrat u get veg omlettes!- made with tomatoes and besan !

Sayan said...

Thank you sir........I think that makes it a lot shorter and easier to understand the poem.........after principal sir has already taught us that.........

Sayan Goswami
XII-'B'
K.V. AFS Yelahanka
Your first bencher

vivek said...

THANK YOU Sir for the short summary given to this poem....This tells you the main point which the poet wants to convey us . It will surely help me and my friends in fetching good marks in board exam......
VIVEK
XII-B
KV AFS YELAHANKA

silly said...

sHort AnD CleAr.........!!!

Cn B UnDrSToOd PeRfEcTlI,WiDoUt CNfUsIoN.......!!

A PoEm ShUd B In A SiMpLe LaNgUaGe WiCh Cn B GrAsPed PrOpErLi....!!!

K.ANUSHA RAO
XII 'B'
KV,AFS YELAHANKA B'LORE

shruti said...

Thank u sir.. this summary makes i much much simpler to understand... :)
well i totally agree with that most of the romantic songs are lullabies....
i enjoy ur class a lot sir...

pratikpaul70 said...

thnkz agn sir.......

ash said...

sir,i'm sure the essence of d poem is now understood and its meaning meaningful in our lives.... aswathi

abhi said...

sir, thanx u had just simplified it soo nicely nd smoothly...that one can get it at the very frst attempt.