English Notes → In the Street of the Fruit Stalls Poem Summary
This poem has the background of world war. There is destruction and disorder everywhere. The world is full of misery and sufferings. When the poem opens, there is a street of fruit stalls. There is a variety of fruit piled up like cannon balls. The poor children enter the street of fruit stalls. They have just one coin each to spend. They are hungry. They buy fruit and satisfy their hunger. They forget the war and its destruction. The poem presents a very gloomy picture of the world. The poor have nothing to eat while big amounts of money are spent on war and its preparations. But, all this has failed to crush man’s love for nature. The humanity symbolized by poor children continues to enjoy life even in the darkest moments.