So he will be the sovereign of such land. Thus in this manner the poet associateshimself with great kings and monarchs of the past I through great pomp and show.Resultantly his servants and general public will be overawed with hisextraordinary riches.Explanation with Reference to Context
Lines 1-8 If l were Lord of Tartary. Myself and me alone, My bed should be of ivory Of beaten gold my throne; And in my court should peacocks flaunt And in my pools great fishes slant Their fins ath wart the sun. Reference:
These lines have been taken from the poem
composed by Walter De LaMare.
These lines have been taken from the poem ”Tartary” by Walter De La Mare. This poem is a clear instance of man’s reluctance and escapism into the world of imagination from the harsh and stark realities of life. It reflects how the poetwishes to become the lord of Tartary an imaginary place and enjoy all the royalfacilities like male and maid servants, unparallel furniture, dress, scenes, music,etc. In short poet longs lor the beauties and charms which are absent in his reallife.
These lines show the poet’s cravings for the luxuries life as a lord of Tartary.Without any partnership he wants to relish all things as he will sleep on ivory bedin place of wood. His royal chair will be made of gold. The atmosphere and scenesof the court will be unmatched as the peacocks will dance and display their beauty.The forests will abound with all kinds of animals including tigers. Fishes willenhance the charm of his pools as they will shine brightly in the sun. So these linesare the reflection of poet’s intense ambition and his disturbance and vexation inreal life. For the sake of comfort and soothing effect he wants to fly in the territoryof unheard and unseen delights. The word picture of poet’s ideal world is veryconvincing.
Lines 9-16 If I were Lord of Tartary, Trumpeters everyday To every meal would summon me, And inmy courtyard bray • And in the evening lamps would shine, Yellow as honey, red as