Welcome to Masks Poem by Shel Silverstein in Hindi….
Masks is a poem by Shel Silverstein about two friends or two wondering souls who never find each other due to their failure to show their true colours.
This poem Masks by Shel Silverstein in Hindi (translated) is also a poem having the tone of regret. A boy and a girl walk through life wearing masks.
The masks of the boy and the girl hide the fact that both the boy and the girl have blue skin. As because they are different from the others or from the society, they use the masks to hide their true colours in order to fit in.
These two – the boy and the girl, were trying very hard or they yearn to find someone like themselves. Therefore, they searched for blue skin their whole life. But it is a matter of regret that because the masks hid their appearance, they (the boy and the girl) could never see each other’s colour. Thus they could not recognize what they had in common and they could not know each other.
They were hiding their true shelves and pretending to be what they were not. The speaker in this poem ‘Masks’ in Hindi recognizes this fact and therefore his tone is of regret.
Let us learn something more from Wikipedia about the poet, Shel Silverstein….
Silverstein circa 1980
|Born||Sheldon Allan Silverstein
September 25, 1930
Chicago, Illinois, US
|Died||May 10, 1999 (aged 68)
Key West, Florida, US
|Resting place||Westlawn Cemetery
“Masks” by Shel Silverstein
She had blue skin,
And so did he.
He kept it hid
And so did she.
They searched for blue
Their whole life through.
Then passed right by–
And never knew.
HINDI TRANSLATION OF THE POEM :
उसकी नीली त्वचा थी
और उसका भी वेसा ही था
उसने उसे छिपाके रखा था
और उसकी भी येही हाल थी
उन्होने नीले रंग की खोज की
उनके पूरे जीवन भर
फिर उसे कर दिया पारित
और कभी भी सही का पता चला ही नहीं ।
To understand more about masks let us go through a few Quotes on masks translated from English to Hindi.
Mask Quotes :
01. Sometimes it’s not the people who change; it’s the mask that falls off. …HARUKI MURAKAMI
Hindi : कभी कभी लोग नहीं बदलते हैं, यह वह छद्म मुख/मुखौटा है जो गिर जाता है…HARUKI MURAKAMI
02. Virtue has a veil, vice a mask. …VICTOR HUGO
Hindi : पुण्य पर पर्दा पड़ा है, अधर्म (बुरा चाल-चलन) एक मुखौटा है…VICTOR HUGO
03. A mask tells us more than a face. …OSCAR WILDE
Hindi : एक मुखौटा हमे एक चेहरे (मुखमंडल) से अधिक बताता है…OSCAR WILDE
04. When you wear the mask, the mask becomes you. …QUI XIAOLONG
Hindi : जब आप मास्क/छद्म मुख/मुखौटा पहनते हैं, मुखौटा आप बन जाते हैं… QUI XIAOLONG
05. I wear the mask. It doesn’t wear me…..MAN IN THE IRON MASK
Hindi : मैं मास्क/मुखौटा पहनता हूँ। यह मुझे नहीं पहनता…..MAN IN THE IRON MASK
06. Tear off the mask. Your face is glorious. …RUMI
Hindi : नकाब/मुखौटा फाड़ दो। आपका चेहरा गौरवशाली है…RUMI
07. Humour is the mask of wisdom. …FRIEDRICH DURRENMATT
Hindi : हास्य/ हाजिर जवाबी ज्ञान का मुखौटा है…FRIEDRICH DURRENMATT
08. He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it. ….GEORGE ORWELL
Hindi : वह एक मुखौटा पहनता है, और उसका चेहरा इसे फिट करने के लिए बढ़ता है….GEORGE ORWELL
09. Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance. ….ELBERT HUBBARD
Hindi : गरिमा एक मुखौटा है हम अपने अज्ञानता को छिपाने के लिए पहनते हैं….ELBERT HUBBARD
10. Death changes nothing but the mask that covers our faces. …KHALIL GIBRAN
Hindi :मौत कुछ नहीं बदलती किन्तु वह मुखौटा जो हमारे चेहरे को ढकता है…. KHALIL GIBRAN
11. Most lives are spent putting on and taking off masks. …GORE VIDAL
Hindi :अधिकांश जीवन मुखौटे लगाने और बंद करने में व्यतीत होते हैं…GORE VIDAL
Poet Shel Silverstein has attempted to explore the idea of self-expression and its importance. When one expresses his true self, there is some risk. At the same time, there is potential of finding tremendous love from people who surround you by knowing your true colour or nature.
In this poem, blue skin represents the sadness that people try to hide by always being polite and keeping smiles on their faces. This is nothing but wearing of masks.
It may be very tough to bring out the accurate feeling and meaning of the poem through translation. But, it has been taken care to bring out the best possible translation of Masks Poem by Shel Silverstein in Hindi.
Please read few more poems in Hindi and give your valuable comments and suggestions.
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