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Summer Friends

Mary Lamb

About the Poet:

Mary Ann Lamb (1764-1847) was a famous English poet and writer. She is best known today for her collaboration with her brother Charles Lamb on the collection Tales from Shakespeare. She and her brother presided over a literary circle in London that included poets like Wordsworth and Coleridge.

মেরি অ্যান ল্যাম্ব (1764-1847) একজন বিখ্যাত ইংরেজী কবি ও লেখক ছিলেন। শেক্সপিয়ারের গল্পের সংগ্রহের গল্পগুলিতে তার ভাই চার্লস ল্যাম্বের সহযোগিতার জন্য তিনি আজ সবচেয়ে বেশি পরিচিত। তিনি এবং তার ভাই লন্ডনে একটি সাহিত্য চক্রের সভাপতিত্ব করেছিলেন যাতে ওয়ার্ডসওয়ার্থ এবং কোলরিজের মতো কবিরা ছিলেন।


The Swallow is a summer bird; 

সোয়ালো একটি গ্রীষ্মকালীন পাখি;


He in our chimneys, when the weather 

সে আমাদের চিমনিগুলিতেযখন আবহাওয়া

Is fine and warm, may then be heard 

সুন্দর এবং উষ্ণপরে শোনা যেতে পারে


Chirping his notes for weeks together. 

তাঁর কিচিরমিচির সুরে গান একসাথে কয়েক সপ্তাহ ধরে


Come there but one cold wintry day, 

আসে সেখানে কিন্তু একটি ঠান্ডা শীতল দিন,


Away will fly our guest the Swallow: 

উড়ে চলে যাবে আমাদের অতিথি সোয়ালো:


And much like him we find the way 

এবং অনেকটা তাঁর মতোই আমরা পথ খুঁজে পাই


Which many a gay young friend will follow.

যা অনেক আমুদে তরুণ বন্ধু অনুসরণ করবে।


In dreary days of snow and frost 

তুষার এবং হিমশীতল বিষণ্ণ দিনগুলিতে


Closer to Man will cling the Sparrow: 

কাছের মানুষের কাছে আটকে থাকবে চড়ুইপাখি:


Old friends, although in life we're crost, 

পুরানো বন্ধুরাযদিও জীবনে আমরা বিচ্ছিন্ন,


Their hearts to us will never narrow.

আমাদের প্রতি তাদের হৃদয় কখনই সংকীর্ণ হবে না।


Give me the bird-give me the friend 

আমাকে সেই পাখি দাও-আমাকে সেই বন্ধু দাও


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sing in frost-will love in sorrow, 

তুষারেও গান গাইবে দুঃখেও ভালোবাসবে


Whate'er mischance to-day may send, 

আজকের দিনটি যাহা কিছু দুর্ভাগ্য পাঠাতে পারে,


Will greet me with his sight to-morrow.

আগামীকাল তাঁর দর্শন আমাকে শুভেচ্ছা জানাবে


Textual Questions

Activity 1

Tick the correct alternative: 

(i) The swallow comes to the poet in

  (a) spring

  (b) summer

  (c) winter


(ii) Many young friends follow the behaviour of the 

  (a) sparrow

  (b) pigeon

  (c) swallow


(iii) The sparrow accompanies the poet in times of

  (a) snow and frost

  (b)rain and thunder

  (c) sunshine and warmth


(iv) The poet wants a friend who will be like

  (a) swallow

  (b) sparrow

  (c) nightingale


Activity 2

Complete the following sentences with information from the text:


(a) The swallow chirps for weeks together when the weather is fine and warm.

(b) In a cold day the swallow flies away.

(c) Even when old friends are separated, their hearts never become narrow.

(d) The poet wishes for a bird that will sign in frost and love in sorrow.


Activity 3

Answer the following question:


Why do you think the swallow leaves the poet during the winter season?

Ans. The Swallow is a summer bird. It cannot endure the biting cold of winter season. So, the swallow leaves the poet during the winter season


Activity 4

Fill in the following chart with information from the text: 


Does what


(i) The swallow

chirping his notes

in fine and warm weather

(ii) The sparrow

clings closer to man

in dreary days of snow and frost

(iii) Old friends

never narrow their hearts

even after their separation

(iv) A true friend of the poet

greets him

the poet had mischance


  Activity 5

Answer the following questions:

(a) What does the swallow do in summer?

Ans. In summer the swallow chirps his notes for weeks together.


(b) How is the behaviour of a "gay young friend" similar to that of the swallow?

Ans. As a swallow flies away in winter, a "gay young friend" leaves us in our misfortune.


(c) What type of a friend does the poet want?

Ans. The poet wants a friend like the sparrow who never leaves him even in his misfortune.


(d) Whom does the poet like-the swallow or the sparrow? Give reasons for your answer.

Ans. The poet likes the sparrow. Because unlike the swallow, the sparrow never leaves the poet even in the cold wintry weather.


 Do Practice this Poem, Questions, and Answers yourself. You will definitely score an excellent result.

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