The Fragrance Of Tranquility is a poem about transcendentalism written by Nigerian-born poet, Michael Victor to exhibit how it feels to live in Nigeria during the days of great leaders compared to the present ill-state of the nation.
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Poem About Transcendentalism: FRAGRANCE OF TRANQUILITY By Poet Treasure
I sight from distance
The sensation of an instance
Covering the layers of pasts,
Dancing around all paid parts
Dearly, I yearn to lay my stays
A land soiled with
Pictures of teeth,
Remedies that flee,
Harmony that hits,
And union that sings
Right from my heart,
Will I present gratitude
After glimpsing thy height
With lusty vitality of might
Aroma of peace
Brings in slams,
With great stands
The aura of harmony,
Chases not the presence of anarchy
But its long-lasting utilization,
Maketh way for tremendous relaxation
A place of Joy,
Where water waters wars
With devoid of getting one hurt
Fragrance of tranquility,
Injects in one incredible agility
With stable mind,
I hope at last to find
Commentary Of The Fragrance Of Tranquility
FRAGRANCE OF TRANQUILITY- BACKGROUND
The poet opens an atmosphere of flashback where he takes us back to the days when peace and joy reign, he also makes us know that no matter what happens, unity stands forever. Finally, the poet is optimistic as he hopes to witness those same old days again in the future.
FRAGRANCE OF TRANQUILITY- SETTING
The poem is set in a generalized setting although it is particularly directed towards Africa and the homeland of the poet under the continent. The poet portrays the state of the continent and the feelings of the inhabitants towards their countries.
In Nigeria, the people are not happy with the living condition and the government has little to offer them. Therefore, the poet employs himself in a soliloquized manner and wishes to witness the good old days again.
FRAGRANCE OF TRANQUILITY – STRUCTURE
The poem has six stanzas made up of lines that vary in count although only the last two stanzas have different numbers of lines. Majorly, the poem has five lines for each stanza excluding stanzas five and six. From the first stanza having five lines, the poet is in a solemn state where he can remember how every ready society “paid parts” was living.
In the second stanza, the poet makes us see how people from their various societies smile at “a land soiled with pictures of teeth” and how peaceful the people were to solve issues amicably.
The third stanza shows how happy the poet is reminiscing on the good old days and he shows appreciation to have been able to witness such periods.
In the fourth stanza, the poet tries to pass a message that the presence of peace does not bring in disappointment as everyone will be rest assured and solidarity will prevail using the term, “unbreakable hearts”.
The fifth stanza makes us know that an environment filled with peace does not chase away conflicts but when harmony stays for long then everyone will have an enjoyable affair.
In the last stanza, the poet concludes that the good old days are not absolutely perfect, but the presence of peace did not allow for bloodshed. The poet then round-off the poem with the hope of witnessing such good old days again.
FRAGRANCE OF TRANQUILITY- THEME
1. Urge for the past
2. Peaceful occurrence
3. Aftermath of peace
FRAGRANCE OF TRANQUILITY – POETIC DEVICE
1. Metaphor: The poet from the beginning to the end makes use of metaphor, indirectly comparing the old days and new days. However, this metaphor is out of the box but with deep reasoning, the poet is metaphorically talking about the new and old days.
2. Epigram: The poet briefly expresses how he feels about the old days and wishes to witness it again.
3. Deja vu: Although the future might not be fully created, it is given what to become and the past is brought into our memories.
4. Flashback: The poet brings back old memories of how the past was.
5. Mood: The poet is in a sad-happy mood. He is sad because he is not comfortable with the present occurrences in his country and feels happy when he is overwhelmed by the memories of the past and wishes to have the past.
6. Symbolism: The poet makes use of words to express his feelings “…soiled with pictures of teeth”.
7. Personification: The poet gives the characters of living things to non-living things. ‘Dancing around all paid parts’, ‘harmony that hits’, ‘Union that sings’, and ‘aroma of peace’
8. Alliteration: The poet also makes use of consonant repetition placed side by side “Where water waters wars”.
9. Rhymes: The poet makes use of rhymes for all the stanzas.