Sk. Nurul Huda

Gold Star - 12,935 Points (Debipur, Memari, Burdwan, West Bengal, India)

The Garden And A Labour - Poem by Sk. Nurul Huda

I was walking in a well arranged soothing garden,
Suddenly met a carelessly dressed low paid labour,
“What are you doing” I asked.” Look me I am working, ” replied he.
“This is not a work of a labour normally do, ” again I disturb him.
Move this heap of soil to here, I asked. “Why? ”
He asked and did not offer the answer out of his wallet.
You may plant this compatible, sapling of gardenia beside the rose,
It would be beautiful... I suggested. “Hold your didactic tongue”,
He voiced. I know a garden in the other town this kind of arrangement
And all praise and really beautiful… you may follow.
“I want to work here. Do you want my dismissal?
I just follow and execute my Babu and his family’s choices,
As I work here for a long time I know very well what would be
Beautiful and befitting the shape of this garden… but
I dare not to reveal as my experience. I am well, I am a worker
A labor … I love my work…”
I fear …are we like the worker of our garden of words?

Topic(s) of this poem: poems, poets

Form: Allegory

Comments about The Garden And A Labour by Sk. Nurul Huda

  • Bri Edwards (12/5/2016 9:03:00 PM)

    Laborer (labourer) :

    ˈlāb(ə) rər/
    noun: labourer

    a person doing unskilled manual work for wages.
    a farm laborer
    synonyms: workman, worker, workingman, manual worker, unskilled worker, day laborer, blue-collar worker, hired hand, hand, peon, roustabout, drudge, menial; informal grunt;
    archaic mechanic, cottier
    auto-industry laborers ..............i suppose in the British Empire, many would spell it labourer :) :)
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    “Why? ”
    He asked and did not offer the answer out of his wallet. ..............i tried to find answer out of wallet as an idiom, but did not find it. i have never heard such an expression. hmmm? tell me what you mean, please. :) :)
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    very strange! i just looked up didactic earlier today, as it was put down as the poem Form on another member's poem.

    Search Results
    adjective: didactic

    intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive.
    a didactic novel that set out to expose social injustice
    synonyms: instructive, instructional, educational, educative, informative, informational, edifying, improving, preceptive, pedagogic, moralistic
    the reforming, didactic function of art
    in the manner of a teacher, particularly so as to treat someone in a patronizing way.
    slow-paced, didactic lecturing

    mid 17th century: from Greek didaktikos, from didaskein ‘teach.’ [Thanks to Google! ]
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    Nurul, by Babu do you mean baby or young child [i doubt it]? (see Wikipedia article below) :

    Babu (title)

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    For other uses, see Baburam Jagmani.

    The title babu, also spelled baboo, is used in South Asia as a sign of respect towards men. It is a derivation of bapu which means father or grandfather. The honorific ji is sometimes added as a suffix to create the double honorific babuji which, in northern and eastern parts of India, is a term of respect for one's father. Babuji can also be used as a term of respect for any respected elder or man. In some Indian states, babu is also used as a generic word of respect to address men, especially unknown ones, e.g., Babu, can you help me?

    In Bangla babu is used as suffix to a person's name to show respect while calling him by name e.g., Mohan Babu, could you please come here? In Bengal, the word Babu or Babushona is used more broadly, meaning baby or a little kid or one's child, especially to younger kids.[clarification needed] In the Saurashtra language, babu may refer to a younger brother, male, (sibling) . The term babu may be suffixed to a person's name, but the term babuji is always used by itself.

    I THINK you are referring to the labourer's boss/employer. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
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    I fear …are we like the worker of our garden of words? ............i don't understand the use of fear here, but i do understand that you are comparing an experienced gardener/laborer/labourer with a poet. i suppose that makes this an allegory, as you have stated, though i'll look up the definition of allegory because it is NOT in my head. ha ha
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    ALLEGORY...........OH! just another word for symbol! ;)

    noun: allegory; plural noun: allegories

    a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
    Pilgrim's Progress is an allegory of the spiritual journey
    synonyms: parable, analogy, metaphor, symbol, emblem
    Saramago's latest novel is an allegory of social disintegration
    a symbol.
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    i like the poem.

    bri ;)

    tend your gardens well, my friend! :)
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  • Sriranji Aratisankar (7/21/2016 1:32:00 AM)

    I fear …are we like the worker of our garden of words? Really Nurul. I too fear. Thanks.10 for you. (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (11/20/2015 12:43:00 AM)

    you like to play with contrasts. very nice way of expressing the day to day life and its struggles. Ego plays a great role in our lives. It offends people around us especially the poor. thank you dear poet for your thoughts. thank you again. tony (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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