Wander Thirst Stanza-Wise Summary

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The poem is written by Gerald Gould who is fascinated by nature. He is mad about travelling and is thirsting to travel far and wide. Below is mentioned its stanza-wise summary and I have also shared The Lame Boy’s Lament Questions & Answers so, make sure to check that post as well.

Wander Thirst Stanza-Wise Summary

Stanza – 1

“Beyond the East the sunrise………………………… oh! the call of the sky!”

The poet has an irresistible desire for going to different places to see the unseen and to know the unknown. In this stanza, the poet knows that beyond the sea in the East, there is sunrise and beyond the West there is the sea. Here, the poet personifies the east and west as the limitation of a person’s thought and imagination. His desire to gain knowledge does not let him fixed to one place for a long time. This natural call from within is forcing him to bid goodbye to all his friends and family members. Even the nature around him like the sea, the sky and the stars are tempting him to explore new horizons and unseen lands.

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Stanza – 2

“I know not where……………………………………….. oh! the call of the bird!”

The poet says that he is an inexperienced traveller. He doesn’t know where the white road runs and what the blue hills are. Here ‘white road’ and ‘blue hills’ stand for the cheerful aspect of life. He may be a stranger to a strange place but he can take the Sun as his friend and a star as his guide. If a man hears the calls of rivers, the roads and the birds i.e. call of beautiful and bountiful nature, he will never lose his appetite for visiting beautiful scenes and sights. To feast his eyes and relish his desire, he will wander and wander.

Wander Thirst Stanza-Wise Summary

Stanza – 3

“Yonder the long horizon…………………………… white road and the sky.”

The poet says that if he looks around, he can easily see the horizon. He can also detect the two-way movement of ships from that horizon. In the sea, he observes the return of the old ships and the departure of the new ones for distant places.

At last, he tells us of the uncertainty of his return. ‘Come I may’ meaning his return is not sure. ‘But go I must’ meaning he was to go under any condition, underline his urge. If men ask him about his long trips then, he tells instead of asking him the reason and blaming him, you should put the blame on nature, the call of the stars, the sky, the sun, the white road and the sky. All these elements demand that he keeps travelling and exploring the beauties of nature.

So, this was Wander Thirst Stanza-Wise Summary.