The Sun Witness is an interesting, didactic poem, written by Nurun Nessa Choudhury, that explains how the action and behavior of an individual determines whether he is blessed or cursed in life.
The poet develops the idea of the Law of Karma. The protagonist of the poem, the young girl initially helped the dead grass in getting the heat of the sunlight and accordingly she enjoyed a sunny day. However, as soon as she turned into a proud, self-conceited girl, the rain immediately taught her a lesson, by showering on her dress. The sun, here is symbolizing the Divine Power, which observes every human action, and accordingly and offers justice to the wrong-doers, by punishing them. Instead of narrating the tale in simple language, the poet deliberately chooses symbols to explain her point (King). Here, happiness is being symbolically represented through the sun-lit day, which the girl enjoys to her fullest, for having done a merciful act. On the other hand, the sun hid, and the happiness disappeared from the girl’s life, while she behaved indignantly with the beggars (Masters). Accordingly, the rain started showering, which has symbolic association with tears and sadness.
Just like a fable, the poem explains the importance of good deeds, whereby a benevolent, sensible and compassionate person will always be rewarded with happiness and good luck. On the other hand, an individual who is too indignant and scornful towards the less privileged ones, will always suffer from misfortune and adversity. By personifying the Sun, and making it the symbol of Divine Justice, the poet explains how law of Karma operates in human life.
King, George. Karma and Reincarnation. The Aetherius Society, 2014.
Masters, Bradford. "The (f) law of karma: In light of Sedlock v. Baird, would meditation classes in public schools survive a first amendment establishment clause challenge." Cal. Legal Hist. 9 (2014): 255.