Level: F.A / F.Sc
Class: 1st Year
Board: Punjab Textbook Board
Book III: Plays & Poems
Poem 11: Leisure
Type: Summary & Short Questions
Author: W.H. Davies
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This chapter is from the 11th class English book 3 and it has been written by W.H. Davies. we have presented the important questions and main idea of this chapter for the intermediate (first year) fsc fa ics i.com first year students.
The poet complains that modern life is too mechanical and artificial. Men and women are too busy in worldly pursuits. They should spare time to enjoy the beauty of nature. The poet is upset to see that people in present age are extremely busy. They are Crazy about worldly things. They keep on doing one thing after another to be richer and richer. In this struggle they are completely exhausted. They do not have even little time to look at the beautiful surroundings and objects of nature. The poet believes that animals and birds are more fortunate than him as they can roam about among lakes, Valleys and mountains. They can refresh themselves sitting under thick, shady trees. Sadly, however, they have become so busy that they can’t spare a leisure time to enjoy nature and beauty around us. The poet draws our attention to the presence of shining stars in the lakes which we can only see during day time. But we do not have time to see this bliss.
Does the poet really believe that the streams are full of stars?
The poet observes that there are stars in the streams. This refers to the reflection of the stars in the clear water of the streams.