Compare And Contrast Iqbal And Wordsworth

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Iqbal and Wordsworth are nature lovers and their verses touch its various dimensions. Both the poets sing the beauty of the green meadows, hills, gushing streams, stars, tulips and daffodils. They believe that nature can teach man such lessons of life which one cannot find in the books. If one spends sometime in the company of nature, according to the poets, it is a kind of worship. Both poets treated nature as teacher and friend. They believe that nature can cure all the diseases of humanity in this materialistic world. People have succumbed to hatred, disharmony and tribulations. If man learns to live in nature, he can regain the old peace of mind and soul, he can learn the lesson of peace and love which the humanity needs desperately. …show more content…
Both the poets drew attention of their readers towards mountains, rivers, stars and deserts. Iqbal and Wordsworth infuse new soul to the dead bodies via their poetry, both the poets not only have similar ideas about nature, but also have similar idea about the function of poetry. Wordsworth says poetry is “spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings”(Lyrical Ballads 2003,8) and he also says “poetry comes from the heart and goes to the heart”(Rickett-Compton 2011,302). Like Wordsworth, Iqbal believes that a word whenever comes from heart, penetrates the heart directly, not only this it travels beyond the skies. He says in Jawab-e-Shikwa (The Answer to the …show more content…
He believes spending time in nature is a kind of worship. Nature, for Iqbal, is an open book which teaches man some brilliant lessons of the life. He also believes that spending one moment in the company of nature is greater than whole library. He says “All the wonderful booklore in your library is not worth one glorious sunset on the banks of the Ravi” (Shafique 2010,69) and he also says “God! I thank thee for my birth in this world of rosy dawns, flame-clad sunsets and thick forests.”(Shafique 2010,69). The Himala (The Himalayas) is one of Iqbal's first poems which shows his “deep and abiding interest in nature”.(Mir

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