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CLASS: 11th CLASS (1ST YEAR, FSC PART 1, HSSC-1, ICS)
SUBJECT: ENGLISH BOOK III (PTBB)
POEM NAME: “Times Poem Explantion”
A selection from Ecclesiastes

THEME

The poet finds many fruits piled up in the dark street. To the poet, they appear like bombs. This worries the poet. Some children buy the fruit happily. People buy bombs as happily as children buy fruits. Is it not childish? Are weapons good for mankind? The poet finds that those who buy atomic weapons are insane. They are as crazy as children. Man is making his future as dark as the fruit street. This feeling makes the poet’s head and heart sore and sad.

 

 

STANZA NO. 1
To every thing there is a season,
And a time to every purpose under the heaven; 
 A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;

Reference:

“Times” is, a selection from the Ecclesiastes, written by Solomon.

Context:
The poet says that there is a time fixed for all that happens in the world and to the people in the world. Nothing can over take the divine decree; nobody can deviate from that divine plan.

Times Poem Explanation:

The poet says that there is a fixed time for the different tasks done under the sun. that particular time is divinely set. For example, there is a time for the birth of everything, be it animate or inanimate. The four seasons come in the order and time as determined by God. Similarly, there is a time for anything to come to its end. All plantation has to be done at its time. And harvest of crops is also done at the fixed time. Likewise, things are demolished and then built at the time fixed for this purpose. There is a divine plan behind all that happens. This concept is called predestination.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q: Who is it that determines time for different things done under the sun?

Ans: Man undertakes a task at a time, he fails. He tries to do it at another time, he succeeds. There is a divine hand, the invisible intelligence behind our deeds that assigns an end to our activity. God is the real Doer and the King of all that happens here. If man only ere all in all, he would never fail anywhere.

Q: What is the truth and reality of human efforts?

Ans: The poet says that man merely makes an effort and the result of his effort is unknown to him. He wants to do something at a time. But he fails to do so. He assigns different reasons to it. But the fact is that his plan does not synchronize with the divine plan. The divine plan works and his own plan fails.

Q: Do you agree with the poet that there is a time for everything to take place?

Ans: Yes, I believe that there is a time for everything to happen. Man’s plan succeeds only when it synchronizes with the divine plan. Man can labour but he cannot rule destiny. There is no man, nor another God to interfere with the divine plan.

STANZA NO. 2
 A time to weep, And a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones.
 And a time to gather stones together;
 A time to embrace,
 And a time to refrain from embracing;
The moon compacted to a rind,
The sun in a pitted skin,
They take it, break it open, let.

 

Times Poem Explanation:

The poet says that time is never constant. It changes round the clock. Now its time to cry because of some sorrow and, a little later, the situation takes a twist and it’s a happy time. Tears change to smiles. Similarly, it is time to throw away when they are not needed. A times comes when some construction is due and stones are gathered up for the purpose. When people are happy they hug each other warmly. But then, certain grievances creep in and the same friends evade hugging. At times, man gains but a time to lose it also comes on its turn.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q: Why does man do opposite things at different times?

Ans: Man changes with the change of time. At times, he is happy. He hugs others. Then time takes a turn and he evades hugging those friends. Perhaps he discovers some ugly face hidden behind spurious love. At one time, he deems destruction important while the same man deems construction important at some other time. Thus man’s action are determined by the necessity and actuality of situation.

Q: Is man a puppet in the hands of destiny?

Ans: Partially, man is the maker of his fate as far his efforts are concerned. Mostly, his efforts make the infrastructure and God build up his fate on it as He likes. Nothing happens without the will of God almighty. Thus man is not a mere mold of mud, just a puppet in the hands of destiny. Rather his sincerity and struggle invite God’s mercy.

STANZA NO. 3
A time to keep,
 And a time to cast away;
A time to rend,
 And a time to sew;
 A time to keep silence,
 And a time to speak;

 

Times Poem Explanation:

These lines elaborate that we keep things with us as long as we are destined to do so. We throw them away when we must. There is a time fixed for lacerating things and again a time for repairing them. The time for keeping quiet is as fixed as that for speech. Everything is predestined. Man is an actor on the stage of world. He speaks out the script given to him. He enjoys a restricted free will but that freedom too, is as per the decree of Almighty God.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q: Why, according to the stanza, do we throw away things we keep?

Ans: The poet says that time determines and almost dictates our actions and behavior. Even we look at things in different way as time passes by. So certain things are important for us at a time. We keep them. Later, they lose their fascination and we rid of them in favour of something newer and better.

Q: What is the philosophy behind keeping and casting away things?

Ans: There is a very interesting approach to keeping and casting away things. We can benefit from things as long as we are destined to. When God decrees about it to change hands, either we lose it or go for a change. In either case, we lose it and someone else may get it.

Q: When do we speak and when we don’t?

Ans: It appears that we speak when we want to, we don’t when we don’t. Man’s has perhaps little role to play in his actions. However, Islam teaches that man is responsible for every word he speaks in his life. He has been directed when to speak and when to keep silent. Our use of tongue is an important factor in our society. But that sense of use of tongue is again a gift of God which, He gives to those who show their desire for it.

 

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