- What are the delights and things we miss in our life? Or what beauties of nature we miss in our life because of lack of time?
Sheep and cows grazing in the fields, sparkling streams, and the glittering stars are the simple delights we miss in our rushed and busy life because of lack of time.
- Why do we not enjoy the beauty of nature? Or how is our life worthless?
We do not enjoy the beauty of nature because of lack of time. We are spending a very rushed life. It has made our lives worthless.
- What is personification? Or Name a personification mentioned in this poem?
The presentation of an abstract quality in the form of a living being is called personification. Or the presentation of inanimate as an animate.” Beauty has been personified in this poem. He has described its feet, eyes, and dance.
- What is the central / main idea/theme of the poem? What moral lesson do you get after reading this poem? [2006-I,
The poet has criticized the busy life in the modern age. He laments that the modern man has become very much busy in worldly affairs. He has ignored the delights of life because he has no time to see the manifestations of nature. Nature has a message of love and peace but we are blind to this fact. It suggests that man should have some spare time out of his rushed and busy life to see and enjoy the beauty of natural objects present all around him.
- Explain the title of the poem. Or what does the title of the poem signify? Or What does the title of the poem suggest?
The title of the poem ‘leisure’ has its own necessity and importance in human life. It signifies the spare time which a modern man lacks. It suggests that man should have some spare time out of his rushed and busy life to see and enjoy the beauty of natural objects to avoid worries present all around him.
- List down the rhyming words in this poem?
Care, stare boughs, cows
Light, night glance, dance
Reference to the Context
These lines have been taken from the poem” Leisure” written by William Henry Davies.
In this poem, the poet has criticized the busy life in the modern age. He laments that the modern man has become so much absorbed in worldly affairs that he has ignored all the delights of life. He has no time to see the manifestations of nature. The poet is of the view that nature has a message of love and peace but we are blind to this fact.
In these lines, the poet says that the life of a modern man is useless. His life is replete with worldly cares and worries. He has no spare time to visit natural places. The poet says that even cows and sheep are better than human beings because they stay in nature day and night. The shade of a tree is a blessing. We do not notice the natural pleasure of the streams and their freshwater which have their own beauty.
The poet says that we have no time to stare at a beautiful face and enjoy the artful dance of a young girl. We can not wait to notice the beautiful smile on her face which began at first in her eyes. This smile makes her face more beautiful and shining. The poet comes to the conclusion if our life is so full of worries and cares that we cannot find some spare time to enjoy the beautiful objects and manifestations of nature, it is insignificant and worthless.