Only God can Make a Tree Class 7 English Lesson 13
I think that I shall never see,
A poem is lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest,
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast.
A tree that looks at – God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray.
A tree that may in summer wear,
A nest of robins in her hair.
Upon whose bosom snow has lain,
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
– Joyce Kilmer
robin( रॉबिन)- यूरोप में पाई जाने वाली छोटी चिड़िया
bosom (बुज़म) -छाती/हृदय
prest( प्रेस्ट)-दबा हुआ
lain ( v ) (लेन)-फैला हुआ
leafy arms(लीफि आर्म्स)-पत्तेदार शाखाएं।
Put a (✔ ) tick mark on the correct alternative.
1. Who is ‘I’ in the poem ?
(a) tree (b) women (c) poet (d) bird
Answer – (c) poet
2. The tree is like –
(a) a mother (b) a child (c) God (d) The Earth
Answer – (b) a child
3. The tree is fed by –
(a) another tree (b) Mother Earth (c) God (d) the Robin
Answer – (b) Mother Earth
4. The Earth in the poem is compared to –
(a) God (b) a little girl (c) a mother (d) a tree
Answer – (c) a mother
5. The hair of the tree is its –
(a) stem (b) branches (c) flowers (d) roots
Answer – (b) branches
Answer the following questions.
1. What does the tree wear during summer?
Answer – The tree wears a nest of robins during summer.
2. What part of the tree is referred to as its mouth?
Answer – The root of the tree is referred to as its mouth.
3. How can the tree lift its arms to pray?
Answer – The tree can lift its leafy arms to pray as some of its branches are in upward direction.
4. Which lines show that the tree is a female?
Answer – The following lines show that the tree is a female –
‘And lifts her leafy arms to pray.’
‘A nest of robins in her hair.’
5. Who lives intimately with the tree?
Answer – The rain lives intimately with the tree.
6. What does the tree get from the earth’s sweet flowing breast ?
Answer – The tree gets its food or nutrition from the earth’s sweet flowing breast.
7. What lay in the bosom of the tree?
Answer – The snow lay in the bosom of the tree.
A. Find out the rhyming pairs of the words.
B. Label the parts of the tree select your words from the list given in the box :