I wonder why the grass is green,And why the wind is never seen?Who taught the bird to build a nest,And told the trees to take a rest?O, when the moon is not quite round,Where can the missing bit be found?Who lights the stars, when they blow out,And makes the lightning flash about?Who paints the rainbow in the sky,And hangs the fluffy clouds so high?Why is it now, do you suppose,
That Dad won’t tell me, if he knows?
EXERCISE 1Words Meaning
The young boy is taking a walk in the park. As he walks,he looks _________________________ (1) him. Hedoes not know why the ____________________(2) isgreen. He can feel the wind but cannot ________________(3) it. He would like to know whoteaches the _____________________ (4) to build nestson trees. He also notices that the moon is not always ___________________(5). There are many questions onhis mind such as why the ___________________(6)clouds hang so high and why a rainbow looks like it is ___________________(7) in the sky. If he asks hisfather all these, he thinks that his father will not tell himthe ___________________________(8).
The speaker in the poem ‘I Wonder’ is (an adult/a
The persona in the poem is looking at thehappenings in Nature with (awe/confusion).3.
When the trees
take a rest,
they are probably(standing still/dying).4.
The speaker in the poem wants to know why thewind is (inaudible/invisible).5.
When one is not sure of things, one(suspects/wonders).6.
One can (feel/sense) the wind but not see it.7.
To ‘blow out’ is to (
To fasten something at the topb)
Covered with fluff c)
Feeling of surprise mixed with admiration ordisbelief d)
Flash of light in the skye)
Place made by bird for it shelterf)
Sudden bright display of lightA.