Theory:

The poem is an attack on human beings not paying attention to the trivial things that surround us. The poet says that the fan wants to communicate its feeling. The speaker considers it as a mystery that he cannot decipher what the fan is trying to convey. The speaker is disappointed that someone oiled the fan, which reduced the sound. The poet feels that one must learn to have fun and hold a different perspective on things. Generally when the fan makes noise, people start complaining and immediately put an end to it. They do not give space for their creative mind to work. They do not instil curiosity and stop the questions that arise in their mind. The speaker, on the other hand, represent people who try to find the positive rather than complaining.