NCERT Class 11 English Elective Coming. Download NCERT Chapters and Books in pdf format. Easy to print and read. Copies of these textbooks may be downloaded and used as textbooks or for reference. Refer to other chapters and books at other links (NCERT now providing you soft copies of all textbooks of all subjects from class first to twelfth online).
On longer evenings,
Light, chill and yellow,
Bathes the serene
Foreheads of houses.
A thrush sings,
In the deep bare garden,
Its fresh-peeled voice
Astonishing the brickwork.
It will be spring soon,
It will be spring soon—
And I, whose childhood
Is a forgotten boredom,
Feel like a child
Who comes on a scene
Of adult reconciling,
And can understand nothing
But the unusual laughter,
And starts to be happy.
UNDERSTANDING THE POEM
1. What does the bird in the poem announce? How is this related to the title, ‘Coming’?
2. Why is the speaker’s childhood described as ‘a forgotten boredom’?
3. What causes the element of surprise when the child comes on the scene of ‘adult reconciling’?
4. What two things are compared in the poem?
5. How do you respond to these lines? Light, chill and yellow, Bathes the serene Foreheads of houses
6. Comment on the use of the phrase ‘fresh-peeled voice’.
TRY THIS OUT
1. The song of a bird is often the first sign of spring. Do you know the bird that signals the advent of vasant or spring in our country?
2. Do you know of other spring poems? How is this poem different from them?
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