Analysing the poem Indian Weavers.
The poem describes the different stages of Human life, i.e. Birth, Marriage and Death. In another way it tells about the life-cycle of a human being means Childhood, Youth, and Old age. The poetess asks three questions to Weavers and their answers are relates to life.
The poetess says that Weavers started their work in early morning and they make bright garments in blue colour as the wings of the Kingfisher. When the poetess ask the question, Weavers tell that they weaving the garment of a new born Child. It relates to the childhood of a person. The childhood is more attractive like blue colour.
The night time the Weavers weaving attractive garments in purple and green colour like the plumes of a peacock. When the poetess asks the question, they tell that it’s a marriage veil of a Queen. This suggests the youth of a human being. Youth is the golden time of a life, energetic, enjoyable and attractive. So that’s why here used the expression ‘The plumes of a peacock, purple and green’.
In the moonlight night the Weaver’s attitudes changed, they become serious and calm. The garment is white colour like feather and cloud. They are weaving the cloths of a Dead man’s funeral shroud. It clearly indicates the old age of a person. The white colour feather and cloud are carrying to the statement that the end of life, feather had come out from the wing now it has no use and the cloud is moving, after few minutes we can’t see the cloud in the actual place.