RQ: Aurangzeb at his father's bier.

Discussion in 'Poetry and Lyrics Forum' started by maverick8218, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. maverick8218

    maverick8218 New Member

    Hey guys, I need the poem 'Aurangzeb at his father's bier', I have only one verse of the poem with me, but I need the complete poem. Pls help me.
  2. esgallindeion

    esgallindeion Minstrel Knight

    Sorry, don't have it. But I seem to have read it somewhere. Did it end with something like, "Even a king must die" ??
  3. maverick8218

    maverick8218 New Member

    You are right essi.
  4. tejas

    tejas ..........

    Okay, i managed to find the last stanza but nothing more.

    'And thus I fling the dear-bought crown,
    But wither can I fly?
    The awful thought still follows me,
    That even kings will die.'

    Google, gave me this.
  5. maverick8218

    maverick8218 New Member

    LOL tejas, I too got the same verse from google...
  6. sghatak

    sghatak New Member

    Aurangzeb at his father's bier

    I know where you can find the peom. It is taught at 8-10 level under ICSE english syllabus. It is in a selection of peoms called "Panorama".

    I have the book at my home (which is far away from here). I hope you find the book from any present ICSE Std. 9/10 level student.

    Please inform me, whether you find it or not.
  7. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    dude ... check the date of the thread ... it has been long dead ...
  8. esgallindeion

    esgallindeion Minstrel Knight

    Dead or not, if anyone finds it, please post it here. thanks
  9. rocking_devil

    rocking_devil Banned

    ok will try my luck then!
  10. ash_tricky

    ash_tricky New Member

    ok this is from memory.. 10th std was a long time ago..

    The monarch lay upon his bier, senses were burning low
    As through the lofty arches streamed the setting suns red glow,
    still grasped he in his hand the blade which well fought fields had won
    And Aurangazeb beside him knelt
    Usurper, proud and son.

    remorse had stricken his false heart and quenched his wonted fire
    with gloomy brow and look intent he gazed upon his sire,
    ...... hot tears burst from his eyes
    as thus his grief found vent in words to the warrior trains surprise
    "Father thou were the goodliest king that ere the sceptered sway,
    how could i then lift up my hand against thee undismayed?
    How could i sent thee here to pine, usurp the peacock throne
    O had i perished in the womb that deed were left undone.
    Look all is changed that was estranged awake my sire, my king,
    look soldiers in their war array thy son in fetters bring,
    Thy rebel son who will abide thy word wat e'er it be
    fearless meet the rack or steel rise up once more and see.
    Thy will not hear, thy will not speak it is the last long sleep.
    And am i not a king myself wat means these stirrings deep,
    o foolish eyes wat means these _____, i will not call them tears
    my heart which nothing ere could daunt is faint with boding fears.

    the next two stanzas im not very sure about. something about a malignant star..
    then it comes to this part:
    Remembered voices speak my name and call me paracide
    The murdered Dara beckons, he was thy joy and pride.
    And thus i fling this dear bought crown but wither can i fly?
    The awful thought still follows me that even kings will die....

    can somebody plz complete it... its killing me
  11. D3vanshu

    D3vanshu New Member

    What means these rheum

    The past appears! a checker’d field
    Of guilt and shame and war,
    What evil influence ruled my birth,
    What swart malignant star?
    Why did I barter peace of mind
    For royal pomp and state?
    Mad for the baleful meteor’s gleam
    With worldly joys elate.

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