The poem Corona says is written by Vishnu S Rai. He was educated in India, Nepal, and the UK. He taught English at Tribhuvan University for three decades and retired as a professor of English. Rait writes many English and Nepali stories and that are Martyres and other stories. This poem is written by presenting the causes and impact of the present situation of the world. The title of the poem “Corona says” itself represents what a corona wants to say to us.
In this poem, Corona says that I didn’t come here but I was invited. I come here by your (human) activities which bring imbalance in nature. Here, humans think that they are superior but to this thought of humans, they destroyed the environment for their benefit. These activities of human take the life of thousand living being such as bird, reptiles and other. The selfless behavior of humans invites me. Due to me many lives of humans are lost and it is the impact of their activities. In the modern world, Sky appears black, not blue. It is due to ay industries and factories which were established for personal benefit.
At present, I make the people realize that how environment be fresh if it shouldn’t use the personal benefit. Due to me, the sky appears blue and also mother earth gets to rest. If you don’t stop your bad activities then more powerful than me will come one day. I sure, I will depart but don’t forget stronger than me which will come and sent you to back in cave time.
So, care for the environment and other living beings help to balance nature. This behavior helps you to be healthy and happy. If you use the environment for the personal benefit then you will wealthy but sad with bad health. You lose your wealth slowly and face many problems because of small mistakes and that is misusing nature.
Exercise of Poem “Corona Says”
Understanding the text
Answer the following questions.
Coronal is the speaker in the poem.
Human beings claim that they are superior to all.
The speaker has come to earth to make human beings realize that they are not superior to all and earth isn’t the property of only human beings.
The positive changes that have occurred on earth after the speaker’s visit are the environment becomes fresh due to which the sky appears blue and mother earth gets to rest.
Reference beyond text
What human behaviors are responsible for the suffering in people’s lives?
The poem “Corona Says” is written by Vishnu S. Raj. He is an English language professor on TU. He explains Coronavirus in the poem.
In this poem, corona says that I am not come by my wish. I am invited. Due to human activities which bring imbalance in nature invite me. Here, human beings think that they are superior to all, and they don’t care for the life of another living being which flies in the sky, crawls inland, and lives in oceans. Human being uses the natural resources in improper ways for their personal benefit. They don’t think about the bad impact of that work on the life of another living being. Due to this many living beings get extinct which imbalance nature and I (Corona) am the impact of it. Due to such bad activities, I visit earth which makes the death of many lives and I also make the human realize their mistakes. so human behaviors are responsible for the suffering in people’s lives.
How does an epidemic differ from a pandemic? Briefly explain the impact of coronavirus on human life and the environment.
Epidemic differs from pandemic by the following context;
An epidemic is a disease that is prevalent in a community of a certain time period
But, Pandemic is a disease that is prevalent in a very wide range (worldwide) at a certain time period.
The impact of coronavirus on human life and the environment is categorized into two parts that are good and bad impact.
1. Pollution level of the environment gets decreases
2. Due to it, energy (i.e. petrol, diesel, etc) get saved for the future generation
3. It provides rest to mother earth.
4. Due to it, people learn to minimize the pollution activities for their own welfare
1. A Large number of people lose their life
2. It makes the economic condition of people and nations weak.
3. Due to it, a number of people became unemployed