Hindi Explanation of the poem ‘Sympathy’

I lay in sorrow, deep distressed:
My grief a proud man heard; 
His looks were cold, he gave me gold,
But not a kindly word. 
My sorrow passed-I paid him back 
The gold he gave to me; 
Then stood erect and spoke my thanks
And blessed his charity.

मैं दुख और गहरी परेशानी में पड़ा हुआ था।मेरे दुख को एक अभिमानी व्यक्ति ने सुना। उसकी दृष्टि में दया थी। उसने मुझे धन दिया लेकिन दया का एक शब्द भी नहीं बोला। मेरा दुख समाप्त हो गया। मैंने उस धन को उसे वापस लौटा दिया जो कि उसने मुझे दिया था। और तब मैं सीधा खड़ा हो गया और उसे धन्यवाद दिया तथा उसके दान के लिए उसे आशीर्वाद दिया।

I lay in want, and grief, and pain;
A poor man passed my way;
He bound my head, he gave me bread,
He watched me night and day.
How shall I pay him back again
For all he did to me?
Oh, gold is great, but greater far
Is heavenly sympathy.

मैं तंगी, दुख और कष्ट में था। एक गरीब व्यक्ति मेरे मार्ग से गुजरा। उसने मेरे सिर को दबाया, उसने मुझे भोजन दिया। उसने दिन और रात मेरी देखरेख की। उसने जो कुछ मेरे लिए किया मैं वापस कैसे लौट आ पाऊंगा। अरे, धन वास्तव में बड़ा होता है लेकिन उससे भी बढ़कर ईश्वरीय सहानुभूति होती है।

Stanzas for comprehension

Read the following stanzas given below and answer the questions that follow each:

I lay in sorrow ………….. his charity.

Qu. 1 Write name of the poem from which the above stanza has been selected. Who is the poet of the poem?

Ans. The name of the poem is ‘Sympathy’. Charles Mackay is the poet of the poem.

Qu. 2 Which words rhyme with each other in the above stanza ?

Ans. Heard rhyme with word.

Qu. 3 How did a proud man help the poet ?

Ans. The proud man helped the poet by giving him gold.

Qu. 4 What did the poet do when his sorrow passed ?

Ans. When his sorrow passed, he paid him back his money.

I lay in want ………… sympathy..

Qu. 1 Who passed by the poet?

Ans. A poor man passed by the poet.

Qu. 2 How did the poor man help the poet ?

Ans. The poor man pressed his head. He gave him bread and looked after him day and night.

Qu. 3 The poor man’s help is greater than gold. Why?

Ans. Yes, the poor man’s help is greater than gold because gold can be repaid but words of sympathy can not be paid back.

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