Poem : On His Having Arrived at The Age of Twenty-Three - John Milton

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On His Having Arrived at The Age of Twenty-Three
John Milton (1608 – 1674)

How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth.
Stol’n on his wing my three-and-twentieth year!
My hasting days fly on with full career.
But my late spring no bud or blossom shew’th.
Perhaps my semblance might deceive the truth
That I to manhood am arriv’d so near.
And inward ripeness doth much less appear,
That some more timely-happy spirits endu’th.
Yet, be it less or more, or soon or slow,
It shall be still in strictest measure ev’n,
To that same lot, however mean or high.
Toward which Time leads me, and the will of Heav’n.
All is, if have grace to use it so.
As ever in my great Task-Master’s eye.

The Theme : Time flies very fast. On having arrived at the young age man realizes that he is near to manhood. In his youth he imagines many things. But after the youth he doesn’t think so, rather he becomes realistic. Such process is for all which is God’s will.

(সময় খুব দ্রুত অতিক্রান্ত হয়। যৌবনে পদার্পণ করে মানুষ অনুধাবন করে সে প্রায় প্রাপ্ত বয়স্ক হয়ে গিয়েছে। যৌবনের সে অনেককিছু কল্পনা করে। কিন্তু যৌবনের পর সে ঐরূপ ভাবে না, বরং সে বাস্তববাদী হয়ে ওঠে। স্বাভাবিকভাবে সবাই এরূপ প্রক্রিয়ার সম্মুখীন হয়।)

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