Why does the poet consider earth to be more lovely than heaven? According to Kuvempu, there is no such thing as heaven in reality. "God," "Heaven," and the nymphs are all figments of man's imagination. Earth, on the other hand, is an actual place with living creatures on it. It is because earth doesn't have a Creator like heaven that it can offer humans greater beauty.
Also, humans cannot compare their beauty with angels. Angels are creations without bodies while humans have body parts that function imperfectly without blood supply for example. The only perfect thing about humans is our intellect which makes it possible for us to imagine things that aren't real but possible anyway. For example, angels cannot think like this because they are not human and have no need to image things that are not real.
Finally, humans can never reach heaven because it has no limits where we can go. We can hope to reach heaven by doing good deeds but we will never actually get there because its Creator is infinite and we are not.
So, the earth is more beautiful because it is a place where life can grow and learn without end while heaven is always going to be beyond our reach even if we try hard to get there.
By consuming the beauty of nature and shedding the nectar of heaven on the earth via his poetry, the poet produces heaven on earth. This view was most famously expressed by Sir William Temple, who said: "Heaven and earth together are too dull a thing to be worth discussing; therefore we need poets."
Temple's statement reflects the ancient belief that poetry is capable of bringing about physical changes on earth thanks to its power over minds and hearts. Poets were often called "the gods' scribes" because they could invoke the help of divine beings by writing prayers or songs before them. They believed that their poems could influence events between people and gods via magic words or lines.
In Shakespeare's time, this idea still existed. Some scholars have argued that King Lear is based on a real-life character named Edmund Earl of Kent who was imprisoned for plotting against King Edward IV but was later freed without any apparent reason. Others believe that it is simply a fictional character created by Shakespeare for the play. However, no matter what role he plays in the story, Kent is judged by some of Shakespeare's characters as if he were a real person because they believe that poetry has magical powers that can affect others even after he is dead.
This poem depicts the battle between our human ability to become divine and our necessity to be earthy. The poem's speaker mentions persons who were "really wonderful" (line 1). He muses on them, recalling paradise and God, and contrasts them with our distracted world. This shows that even though they were divine, they could not escape death.
Divine means "given to or capable of divine things; holy; excellent." Earthy means "of or related to earth; material; non-spiritual; mortal." So, truly great people are those who have managed to combine their earthly lives with some kind of spiritual connection. They have shown us that we can achieve greatness even after we die!
In addition to being truly great, these people also represent two opposite yet essential aspects of our nature: our ability to grow beyond ourselves and our need to remain connected to the world around us.
Our true self is actually divine, but because we live in a material world filled with danger we need protection from it. For this reason, great people often take heroic measures to shield themselves from harm. Think about soldiers who fight for our countries or astronauts who travel to distant planets!
Likewise, we can learn from their actions how to protect ourselves from depression and anxiety by exercising and eating well or taking up hobbies and interests that make us feel good about ourselves.