Important Unseen Poem for class 8 English
Read the following poem carefully and answer the questions that follow:
WE GO THIS WAY BUT ONCE
We go this way but once, oh heart of mine.
So why not make the journey well worthwhile,
Giving to those who travel with us
A helping hand, a word of cheer, a smile?
We go this way but once. Ah, never more
Can we go back along the self same way?
To get more out of life, undo the wrongs,
Or speak love’s words we knew but did not say.
We go this way but once. Then let us make
The road we travel blossomy and sweet
With helpful, kindly deeds and tender words
Smoothing the path of bruised and stumbling feet.
1. On the basis of your reading of the above poem, answer the following questions:
(a) We go this way but once. What does ‘this way’ refer to here? _______________
(b) So why not make the journey well worthwhile. Why should we make this journey ‘worthwhile’?
(i) According to the poet, we can make this journey worthwhile in the following ways:
……………….. (ii) ………………. (iii) …………… (iv) ……………...
c) Complete the following table by matching the suitable line number(s) given in circles below with the correct meanings they convey. Write only the answers against the correct blank numbers in your answer sheet.