Class 11 English: Summary of Poem Corona Says by Vishnu S. Rai
Vishnu S Rai (1951) had his education in India, Nepal, and the United Kingdom. He retired as Professor of English Language Education after teaching English at Tribhuvan University for three decades. Rai is a bilingual writer who works in both English and Nepali. Martyrs and Other Stories (English), Realities (English), Nau Dandapari (Nepali), and Paheli (Nepali) are some of his works (Nepali). Above all, he is a poet, having produced Sudama (a semi-epic in Nepali), Jeevan (a collection of poetry in Nepali), Vagabond Verses (a collection of poems in English), and Tritiyaki Joon (a collection of songs and gazals in Nepali), and his English poems are taught in Nepal and abroad. Rai is regarded as a poet of human passion. Corona Says that the poem was composed on the issue of the current global crisis. Corona and its destructive influence on human existence is a subtly satirical look at human behavior and attitude. Covid 19 is viewed as a consequence of man's handling of nature.
Summary of the Poem:
Corona is communicating to mankind in this brief poem. It rejects any wrongdoing and denies being responsible for the deaths of thousands of people (corona positive) and the collapse of the global economy.
It didn't appear on its own. This is the outcome of illogical and irresponsible human behavior in nature. Humans believe they own the entire world, including all living and non-living objects. They constantly utilize it as they see fit. They fail to see that the world is a shared environment for all living beings.
During the lockdown, when all human activity was halted, nature returned to its former glory: blue sky, a pollution-free environment, and so on. It also demonstrates that we are to blame for natural disasters and human sorrow. homeland.
Finally, Corona cautions that if we do not progress, more deadly pandemics will occur, resulting in much more death and damage.
Since the title of the poem makes it clear, Corona is referring to humans here. Corona is a name that requires no introduction. It's so well-known that even a youngster has heard of it. Hundreds of thousands of people have died as a result of this pandemic.
This poem expresses the speaker's perspective (point of view) on the entire incident. The speaker (corona) refuses the blame, claiming that it is not his fault, but that humans are to blame for such widespread devastation. It did not arrive on its own but was brought here by people.
It was, in fact, invited. Corona, like previous pandemics, is the result of human behavior and actions that are not in the best interests of nature.
In this case, the speaker displays humans as a mirror. Humans think they are the creators' monarchs and rulers of the whole planet. They believe that all of creation and other components of nature are their slaves to be used as they see fit. But it isn't all.
The poet then depicts another side of the event. Almost all human activity have ceased during the lengthy lockdown. Motherland took a little break. And nature has returned to its former state, with a clear sky and a clean atmosphere. That is a benefit of the corona period. It also demonstrates that if we (people) do not abuse nature, it will settle down.
The Earth does not only belong to us. All living creatures must share it equitably.
Finally, the speaker issued a warning to humanity. Without a sure, if we do not modify our reckless attitudes and behavior toward the environment, Corona will return one day, and additional pandemics of its sort will invade Earth.
Furthermore, such behavior would eventually transport us back to prehistoric times when humans lived in caves and had to search for food.