Leisure – Questions and Answers
Answer the following questions:
1. What does the poet want us to stare at and gain from it?
Ans. The poet wants us to stand and stare and enjoy the beautiful things in life. He wants us to look at the beauty of nature and enjoy all the beautiful things that nature has to offer us. He wants us to see the beautiful woods, sparkling streams, the squirrels and all other animals. But we live a busy life which is full of worries and have no time to enjoy the beauty of Nature. So, the poet wants us to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of Nature.
2. Enlist the beautiful things in nature that we overlook.
Ans. The beautiful things in nature we overlook are the cows and sheep enjoying the shade, the streams twinkling like stars, squirrels hiding nuts in grass and the trees and beautiful flowers.
Think and answer:
1. What could have inspired the poet to compose this poem?
Ans. We live a busy life which is full of worries and have no time to enjoy the beauty of Nature. We have no time to stand and stare at the beauty of Nature. This has inspired the poet to compose this poem.
2. Which line proves that in our busy lives we do not even have a fraction of a second to enjoy nature’s beauty?
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like stars at night.
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
3. Why does the poet call our life ‘poor’?
Ans. We are so busy that we have no time to stare and enjoy the beauties of Nature so our life is of ‘poor’ qualify, full of worries and care.
4. Where do the squirrels hide their nuts?
Ans. The squirrels hide their nuts in the grass.
5. What are ‘boughs’?
Ans. ‘Boughs’ are branches of a tree.