R Tagore | Roaming Cloud | Analytical Study


R Tagore | Roaming Cloud | Analytical Study

R Tagore Roaming Cloud Analytical Study

Rabindranath Tagore’s Poem ‘Roaming Cloud’-An Analytical Study

The poem “Roaming Cloud” by Rabindranath Tagore deals with the theme that explores the speaker’s longing to be united with the sun and the desire to be transformed into something meaningful. The speaker likens themselves to a remnant of a cloud aimlessly wandering in the autumn sky, feeling separated from the radiant sun. They express a desire to be transformed and find purpose in their existence.

The poem employs the literary device of metaphor to convey the speaker’s longing and desire for transformation. The speaker addresses the sun as their “ever-glorious” sun, indicating their reverence and longing to merge with its light. They express that the sun’s touch has not yet melted their vapor, preventing them from becoming one with the sun’s radiance. This metaphor represents the speaker’s longing for a union or connection with something greater.

The poem further explores the speaker’s willingness to be shaped and transformed according to the sun’s wish and play. They express a readiness to offer their fleeting emptiness, allowing it to be painted with colors, gilded with gold, and presented as varied wonders. This implies a desire to be molded into something meaningful and beautiful, to transcend their current state of transience.

Additionally, the poem reflects on the transient nature of the speaker’s existence. They acknowledge that when the sun’s wish is to end the play, they will melt and vanish away in the dark or perhaps dissolve in the smile of the white morning, symbolizing their eventual dissolution or transformation. This emphasizes the ephemeral nature of life and the acceptance of its transitory character.

To sum up, “Roaming Cloud” delves into themes of longing, transformation, and the fleeting nature of existence. The poem employs metaphor to convey the speaker’s yearning for connection and transformation. It explores the desire to transcend transience and find purpose and beauty in their existence. 0 0 0

R Tagore Roaming Cloud Analytical Study

N.B. The article ‘R Tagore Roaming Cloud Analytical Study’ originally belongs to the book ‘Analytical Studies of Selected Poems of Rabindranath Tagore‘ by Menonim Menonimus.

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