Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Beautiful Hands (Explanation with Reference to Context)

1. Such beautiful, beautiful hands,

They’re neither white nor small;

And you, I know, would scarcely think

That they were fair at all.

I’ve looked on hands whose from and hue.

A scuptor’s dream might be,

Yet are these aged wrinkled hands

Most beautiful to me.

Reference to context:

These lines have been taken from the poem “Beautiful Hands” written by an American poetess Ellen M. H. Gates.

In this poem poetess praises mother’s hands for their spiritual beauty. According to her mother’s hands are symbol of love, sacrifice, labour and affection for her children.

Explanation:

In these lines poetess praises mother’s hands for their spiritual beauty. She says that though these hands are neither fair nor small and one would hardly think that they were beautiful ones. She says that she had seen the form and colour of these hands they were like dream of an artist who makes statues. Though now these hands are old and full of furrows but they are beautiful for her.

2. Such beautiful, beautiful hands!

Though heart were weary and sad.

These patient hands kept toiling on

That children might be glad,

I almost weep when looking back:

To child hood’s distant day!

I think how these hands rested not.

When mine were at their play.

Reference to context:

These lines have been taken from the poem “Beautiful Hands” written by an American poetess Ellen M. H. Gates.

In this poem poetess praises mother’s hands for their spiritual beauty. According to her mother’s hands are symbol of love, sacrifice, labour and affection for her children.

Explanation:

In these lines poetess says that when se recalls child hoods days these hands worked very hard in order to make children happy. She says that she almost weeps when se recalls that how these hands rested not when children used to play. Being gloomy and sad they never stopped working and kept on working.

3. Such beautiful, beautiful hands!

They’re growing feeble now,

And time and pain have left their mark.

On hand, and heart and brow,

Alas! Alas! The nearing time.

And the sad, sad day to me,

When ‘neath the dailies out of sight,

These hands must folded be.

Reference to context:

These lines have been taken from the poem “Beautiful Hands” written by an American poetess Ellen M. H. Gates.

In this poem poetess praises mother’s hands for their spiritual beauty. According to her mother’s hands are symbol of love, sacrifice, labour and affection for her children.

Explanation:

In these lines poetess expresses her sorrow and says that she is very sad to think that day by day these hands are growing weak and old. The signs of old age are being seen on heart, hand and fore head. She further says she is sorry to say that sad day is coming nearer in near future the person having these beautiful hands will pass away from this world and these beautiful hands would be folded and buried in grave under the daisy flowers.

4. But oh! Beyond the shadowy lands,

where all is bright and fair.

I know full well these dear old hands

Will palms of victory bear?

When crystal streams, through endless years,

Flow over golden sands,

And where the old are young again.

I’ll clasp my mother’s hands.

Reference to context:

These lines have been taken from the poem “Beautiful Hands” written by an American poetess Ellen M. H. Gates.

In this poem poetess praises mother’s hands for their spiritual beauty. According to her mother’s hands are symbol of love, sacrifice, labour and affection for her children.

Explanation:

In these lines poetess says that in coming world where things will be just, fair and beautiful. There old people will become young again. There will flow transparent rivers on golden sand. She is hopeful that there she will meet her mother and hold her hands in her own hands.

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