Sarojini Naidu as a Writer of Love-Lyrics

Authors

  • Dr. Afshan Nahid Assistant Professor (Adhoc) M.G. College, Gaya

Keywords:

Sarojini Naidu, Imagination, Emotional, Sensuousness, Love-Lyrics

Abstract

Sarojini Naidu is a writer of lyrics which have beauty and charm, delicate fancy and gossamer imagination, emotional fervour and sensuo-usness. Her poems reveal her sex. Talking of them, Arthur Symons wrote, "It is for this bird-like quality of song that they are to be valued". More than one third of bulk of her poetry is devoted to a lyrical presentation of the bliss of love and pathos of separation. Some of her typical love-lyrics are Ecstasy, Song of Radha, The Milk Maid, A Persian Love-Song, In a Time of Flowers, Humayun to Zobeida, Devotion etc.  In the poem Alabaster she gives us a clear description of her heart:

            Like this alabaster box whose art is frail as a cassia-flower, is my heart, carven with delicate dreams and wrought with many a subtle and exquisite thought. Therein I treasure the spice and scent of rich and passionate memories blent like odours of cinnamon, sandal and clove, of song and sorrow and life and love,

                                                (Alabaster p. 24)

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References

Naidu, Sarojini. Alabaster, The New York Times: Dodd, Mead C. 2020. p. 24,

. . . . The Sceptred Flute; Songs of India, Ragged Hand, Read & Co. United States, 1928. p 112.

. . . . Ecstasy. The New York Times: Dodd, Mead C. 2020. p. 26.

. . . The Temple: A Pilgrimage of Love, Guntur Saradhi Publications, 1982. p. 42.

. . . . The Sceptred Flute; Songs of India, Ragged Hand, Read & Co. United States, 1928. p. 69.

Sengupta, Padmini, A Handbook of Literature in English, by S.C. Mundra, Vardan Press, 203. p. 432.

Gupta, Rameshwar. A Handbook of Literature in English, by S.C. Mundra,Vardan Press, 2003. p. 433.

Ansari A.A. A Handbook of Literature in English, by S.C. Mundra, Vardan Press, 2005. p. 434.

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Published

2020-10-30

How to Cite

Dr. Afshan Nahid. (2020). Sarojini Naidu as a Writer of Love-Lyrics. The Creative Launcher, 5(4), 56–59. Retrieved from https://www.thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/146