Poem : From on The Receipt of My Mother’s Picture - William Cowper

Write down the theme of the following poem (Not more than 50 words)

From on The Receipt of My Mother’s Picture
William Cowper (1731 – 1800)

Oh that those lips had language! Life has pass’d
With me but roughly since I heard thee last.
Those lips are thine – thy own sweet smiles I see.
The same that oft in childhood solaced me.
Voice only fails, else, how distinct they say,
‘Grieve not, my child, chase all thy fears away!
The meek intelligence of those dear eyes
(Blest be the art that can immortalize.
The art that baffles Times’ tyrannic claim
To quench it) here shines on me still the same.
Faithful remembrancer of one so dear.
Oh welcome guest, though unexpected, here!
Who bid’st me honour  with an artless song,
Affectionate, a mother lost so long,
I will obey, not willingly alone,
But gladly, as the precept were her own;
And, while that face renews me filial grief.
Fancy shall weave a charm for my relief.
Shall steep me in Elysian reverie.
A momentary dream that thou art she.

The Theme : The poem has been written in memory of mother who died in the childhood of the poet. Here the poet is trying to recollect his childhood memories with his mother who is now a picture only. At the single of the miniature painting of mother he has become nostalgic.

(কবির শৈশবে মারা যাওয়া মায়ের স্মরণে কবিতাটি লেখা হয়েছে। কবি তার কবিতায় বর্তমানে মৃত মায়ের সাথে জড়িত শৈশবকালীন স্মৃতি স্মরণ করতে চেষ্টা করছেন। মায়ের অনুরূপ ছবি দেখে তিনি স্মৃতিকাতর হয়ে পড়েন।)

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