Thoughts At The Ferry. E V Lucas Essay Reintroduced

PSRemeshChandra By PSRemeshChandra, 23rd Sep 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3orvhmnz/
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Ferrymen and their boats are a departing lot. The world depended on them much for thousands and thousands of years to reach destinations and return to home. But when bridges came to be built across rivers, they became of no use. But in remote hamlets and in unreachable parts of the world they still can be seen, transporting people across rivers, ensuring the onward progress and flow of human life. E.V.Lucas makes a quick glance into the mind of a ferryman.

Thoughts passing through the mind of a traveller as he is waiting for the ferryboat.

E.V.Lucas, along with A.G.Gardiner, led the renaissance in English essays. This gifted Londoner had a gifted tongue which he used for creating good English prose. A rich variety of subjects were brought to human attention by these writers in their plain, lucid language. Here we see Lucas waiting for the next ferry boat. Several thoughts pass through his mind which he pens down to make us aware of the ferry man’s strange situation. The ferryman and his boat are at the beck and call of all and he makes no complaints even when called at night.

Picture of the ferryman fading away from towns and villages as bridges are built across rivers.

Ferrymen were an inevitable part and constituent of life in the old world. Villages and towns depended upon them to begin and to end days. Now bridges have come across almost all rivers and the ferrymen and the ferry are a departing picture. Today it is just a nostalgic remembrance for a few and majority of the population nowadays has not even seen a ferryman. What once was a common picture of human life lives now only in articles and essays of this kind.

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Editor of Sahyadri Books & Bloom Books, Trivandrum. Author in English and Malayalam. Unmarried, single. Mother University educated, father British Council-trained Teacher. Lives in Trivandrum.

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author avatar Funom Makama
9th Oct 2011 (#)

Great article. Reading a piece like this makes me feel lucky to be part of this community. Keep up with the good work.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
1st Dec 2011 (#)

I totally agree with Funom Makama.

You're an expert in bringing back the classical literary works of the great poets to the forefront.

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author avatar PSRemeshChandra
1st Dec 2011 (#)

The credit goes fully to that gifted writer E.V.Lucas. I very often think about the sensation his interesting articles might have caused in the society of his times in his country and wonder how close his observations are and how well they are written. If by choice or chance anyone among the modern day reading public misses any of his writings, it would be a great loss indeed. There is very little chance of many good people again coming across his articles. Bringing back those classical literary works by reintroducing them to the modern day digital world is the only feasible way of paying homage and respect to those immortal writers who moulded and refined the mind of the world.

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author avatar PSRemeshChandra
19th Jul 2018 (#)

I am deleting a few paragraphs from this post. If you read this post after July 2018, you will not be viewing the earlier original version. The full post can be read in my blog Sahyadri Books Trivandrum in Blogspot Dot Com. http://sahyadribooks-remesh.blogspot.com/

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