Wind Class 9 English, Beehive Poem
Detailed summary and explanation of “Wind” Poem along with meanings for difficult words is provided here. Also, NCERT Question and Answers are also provided to help students understand this Poem and do well in their exams.
The poem depicts the power of wind and how it is destructive. The wind, as described in the poem, blows violently and breaks everything around. The poet has linked this powerful wind with the difficulties, obstacles and struggles of life. Just like the wind that destroys everything that is weak, these difficulties can also easily break down weak people. Only strong people can withstand them. The poem then, encourages us to hove courage and firm determination. It gives a message that we must have strong hearts as well as will power to face any troubles or hardships of life.
You brought rain again.
In these lines, the poet requests the wind to blow gently and not destroy anything with ifs force. He asks the wind not to break the shutters of the windows and scatter the papers here and there. He also asks the wind not to throw down the books from the shelf. The whole stanza implies a rebuke to the wind not to do these things as it is famed to do. The repetition of the word don’t in these lines highlight the requests of poet for mercy. As the wind had not paid any attention to the poet’s request of not blowing strongly. The poet says that the wind has threw down the books from the shelf and it torn the pages of the books. The poet also accuses that the wind has also bring rain with it.
the wind god winnows and crushes them all.
In these lines, the poet seems to be a little sad. The poet calls the wind clever as it makes fun of all weak things. The strong wind represents all the difficulties and struggles that an individual faces in life. The poet says that the wind destroys all weak things such as houses, doors, rafters and wood. It even destroys people, their live and their hearts with its mighty power. The wind God continue destroying or separating weak until, only the strong people (who can go through hardships and face challenges) remain. The wind can tear down difficulties that is weak and meek. It means difficulties in life can lead to a loss of hope and lose of life.
Do this and the wind will be friends with us.
In these lines, the poet addresses the readers and asks them to make themselves strong as the wind will not listen to them. The poet asks the readers to build strong houses and to close/fix the doors tightly so that wind cannot harm therm. He encourages his readers to become bold and strong so as to face all the troubles in life. The poet asks the readers to practice hard to get a firm mind as well as a strong body so that they can face the wind and any challenge of life. If they are able to do so, the wind will become their friend and will not harm them.
We praise him every day.
In these lines, the poet describes wind as both a destroyer and a creator. As a destroyer, the wind blows out the weak fires. As a creator, it encourages and nurture strong fires. In other words, wind can destroy all weak things and can also flourish a thing which is already strong. The poet states that if we are strong, then the wind is a good friend to us and nothing can harm us. We will praise the wind God everyday for building our strength. Thus, we should make ourselves physically and mentally ready to accept all challenges. Once we are strong, we will easily overcome the challenges and live our lives comfortably.
(1) Why does the poet ask the wind to come softly in the beginning of the poem?
(2) How does the wind cause rain?
(3) How does the wind make fun of the weak things?
(4) What does the wind do to the building and books?
(5) What lessons do you learn from the action of wind?
(6) How does the wind affect the strong fires?
(7) What harm does the wind do when it blows hard?
(8) The wind god “winnows and crushes them all.”? How?
(9) What should we do when the wind does not listen to us?
(10) What do you feel about “the wind teases the weak”?
(11) Subramania Bharati says ;”We praise him every day” Whom do we praise and why?
(12) Describe how the poet says shows the power of the wind as given in wind? What moral does the poet draw?
(13) What do you think is the message of the poem?
(14) The wind blows out weak fires. ‘What do weak fires signify?
(15) He won’t do what you tell him? Who is he and why will he not do as told?
(16) The wind deals very cruelly with all weak things. Justify this by mentioning what has been written at various places in the poem?
(17) What is the hidden or symbolic message of this poem?
|Tore||shred or break into pieces|
|Poking fun at||making fun of|
|Weaklings||weak bodies or people or things|
|Rafters||Sloping beams supporting a roof|
|Steadfast||firm and determined|
|Blow out||to stop a fire|