Best Stephen Crane’s Poetry Poem “The Blades Of Grass”, This poem is written by Stephen Crane, the Poet tells about the structure of a narrative with a dialogue between God and the blade of grass on the Day of Judgment.
Stanza no: 1
Some little biades of grass
Stood before God.
“What did you do?”
Then all save one of the little blades
Begin eagerly to relate
The merits of their lives.
This one stayed a small way behind
Eagerly to relate (impatiently narrate) eager (very interested and excited by something that is happen or about something you want to do)relate (to show or make a connection between two or more thing)merit(the quality of being good and of a deserving praise)
Some little blades of grass were standing before God on day of judgment. He asked them about their deeds and their action on earth when they were alive. They all spoke of their good deeds, but one little blades of grass kept quiet and stood behind others out of shame.
Reference to the context:
This Stanza of the Best Stephen Crane’s Poetry poem “The blade of grass” wrote by the Poet Stephen Crane‘s. The poet tells about the structure of a narrative with a dialogue between God and the blade of grass on the Day of Judgment.
All the creatures have been given wisdom to distinguish right from wrong. They will be answerable to God for their good or bad deeds. Evil-doers will be punished and those, who have done good deeds in its worlds, will be rewarded. But those, who have done good deeds, should not feel proud and should not boast of their good deeds. Allah does not like it. One should humble and repentant. That is why the poet says that all the blades of grass started relating their good deeds while one blade made a confession of his sins and felt ahmad of what he had done in this world. Allah was pleased with that little blades of grass, the poet wants to impress upon our minds that God likes humbleness and repentance.
Stanza no: 2
Presently, God said,
“And what did you do?”
The little (small amount) blade (the flat cutting edge of a knife, saw, or other tool or weapon) answered, “Oh, my Lord,
Memory (something remembered from the past) is bitter to me,
For, if I did good deeds, I know not of them.”
Then God, in all his splendor (magnificent features or qualities),
Arose (get or stand up) from His throne (a ceremonial chair for a sovereign, bishop (a senior member of the Christian clergy), or similar figure).
“Oh, best little blade (the flat cutting edge of a knife, saw, or other tool or weapon) of grass!” He said.
Presently (at once; without delay) deeds (actions) splendor (grandeur, brilliance) He (God)
With delay God asked the little blade of grass about his good and bad deeds that he had done in the world. The little blade replied that he did not remember if he had done any good deed. God was pleased with his answer. In all his majesty. He stood up from his throne and blessed him.
Reference to the context:
These lines have been taken from the Best Stephen Crane’s Poetry poem “The blade of grass“. This poem has the structure of a narrative with a dialogue between God and the blade of grass on the Day of Judgment.
In this stanza the poet narrates an imaginary of the blade of grass in the court of God of judgment. After listening to the boasting of the blade of grass, He asked the little blade of grass, who was standing behind the others and was very shy for what he had to say about his deeds. The little one replied humbly that he had forgotten all about his deeds. He had bitter memory of had bad deeds only. He made a bold confession of his conscience-packing. He felt extremely sorry for what he had done in the world. God was much pleased with his confession and repentance. He stood up from His throne with all His majesty and blessed and rewarded him.