) Do you think the poem reflects on the escapist tendency of the poet?

Yes, the poem 'My Mother at Sixty-six' reflects the escapist tendency of the poet. We come to know of it in her denial to accept the reality of her ageing mother. Kamla can not bring her to accept that her mother is getting old and soon she'll loose her forever. In fact, when the thought of seeing her for the last time comes up in the poet's mind, she tries to escape from it and looks out of the window to distract herself. At the airport too, she assures herself and her mother with a hollow promise and prefers the comfort of not facing the harsh reality over accepting it.  


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