POEM FORM 3: LEISURE (Poet = William Henry Davies)
STANZA /COUPLETLINES MEANING
COUPLET 1 What is this life if, What is the purpose of life if full of care, full of worry
(because too busy with work &problems)What it
(maksud) by ‘full of care’?It means
our life is full of worries andresponsibility.
We have no time to stand and stare. We do not have time to pause and admire thenature around us
No time to stand beneath the boughs Busy people do not have time to stand underthe trees
The word ‘
to branches of treesAnd stare as long as sheep or cows. Just like sheep and cows which graze in thefields
. They just stand and stare at theirsurroundings.What cows and sheep do in the field?
They are grazing.COUPLET 3
No time to see, when woods we pass,Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.Busy people do not see squirrels hide theirnuts in grass when they pass through theforests
.What does the word ‘wood’ refer to?(Apa yg. dimaksudkan dgn. perkataan
?)The woods refer to
the forest or the jungle.
What do squirrels feed on?
Where do squirrels hide their nuts?
They hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Busy people do not have time to see the riverssparkle in the sunlight
.Why do you think the streams look like stars atnight?
Because the water catches the sunlight andsparkles like the stars twinkling in the sky.