New Year Four Levels
“New Year” is a nostalgic poem composed by Nepalese writer Parijat and later translated by Padma Devkota. Here, when the speaker sees the wind that chases March away and the sun which climbs up the hill, she realizes the arrival of the new year. She pre-assumed nightingale flying, speaking in the forest is the symbol of new year’s arrival. She gives an example of Mason Wasps returning lazily to the same old nest, which is in the dark and dirty ceiling of her house at the time of the new year. Seeing this she feels like painting the entire nature afresh.
This poem tells us that we do not have to be too delighted due to the arrival of the New Year because our condition is the same. It is just like a normal day, it comes and goes. It also interprets that, human life is so busy and in the arrival of new year condition is same because we have to follow our old routine, face old problems, attend old classes so no need to be too much excited along with the new year. Also, Everyone is excited about the new day hoping that it brings new things but in reality, we have made our new day beautiful ourselves.
Some unsatisfied statements with text are:
- How can we compare our life with Mason Wasps?
- How can we believe that the life of a busy person cannot be changed?
- Is it not possible for busy people to celebrate the New Year by taking a rest from the works?
- How can we claim that nature indicates the arrival of a new year?
When I read this text it reminded me of my childhood life and childhood school life. Where I am busy doing my homework, and after doing my homework busy playing with my friends not caring what day was yesterday, what day is today, what day will be tomorrow.