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My Mother at Sixty Six

Article Summary   by:buta     Original Author: Kamala Das
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This poem revolves around the theam of advancing age and the fear adheared to it of loss and separation.
The poet is on the way to airport in Cochin ,when she is stuck by the realization of the advancing age of her mother.It is very difficult for her to accept that her mother is creeping into the grips of old age.When she looks at her mother sitting by her side ,she notices her corpse like ashen face which reminds her of her aproaching death.She is pale and worn out.
The green trees racing past the speeding car are grim reminders of time which has passed.The joyous children playing outside give her some respite a she is lost in her thoughts of old age.The children represent old youth,energy and life.she is probably driven back to the days of her idyllic youth when the mother had been young.Now she was encircled in the fear of losing her,this made her feel insecure.She had this feeling when ever she looked at her mother as she had lost the blush of youth and middle age and now in her twiligh years had become as pale as the winter moon.
She is happy to see her mother is still breathing.But she is beset with sorrow and insecurity as she departs at the airport bidding goodbye to her mother and trying to hide her fears by smiling as she looked at her.
Published: May 03, 2008   
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  1. 9. goutam sharma`

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    my comments the poem my mother at 66 is very interesting poem because this poem feels mean world feels. i mean this poem the poetry think of my mother. and the world of people think our people.

    1 Rating Tuesday, December 04, 2012
  2. 8. barak obama

    the poem

    ust bulshit

    1 Rating Thursday, May 03, 2012
  3. 7. sundus siddiqui

    hii

    nice poem and great explaination thanks kamala surraiya

    3 Rating Thursday, June 02, 2011
  4. 6. sundus siddiqui

    hiii

    nice poem and great explaination thanks kamala surraiya

    2 Rating Thursday, June 02, 2011
  5. 5. navjot kaur hunjan namdhari

    hii

    the poet fells the pain of separation from her mother whom she must behind her native place.the ache the poets fells is the continous sad felling that she has for not able to take gud care of her mother.since her childhood the poets had experienced a nagging fear of losing her mother .

    2 Rating Monday, May 09, 2011
  6. 4. navjot kaur hunjan namdhari

    hi

    a very nice explanation by you sir.thanks a lot for trying to help us students who are abroad and are in vain sir the poem is very beautifully described.the language is very comfortable.easy to understand theme'highly appreciated by me

    3 Rating Monday, May 09, 2011
  7. 3. navjot kaur hunjan

    hiii

    thanks for help me ... and clear my chapter in easy language... and when the teacher teaches the lesson in class....i m going tobe bored becz this lesson is to bad ...& too borring........

    2 Rating Monday, May 09, 2011
  8. 2. navjot kaur hunjan

    hiii

    thanks for help me ... and clear my chapter in easy language...

    2 Rating Monday, May 09, 2011
  9. 1. aviral

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    THIS STORY IS NOT SO BAD BUT ITS RUBBISH.

    4 Rating Wednesday, April 06, 2011
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