On longer evenings,
Light, chill and yellow,
Bathes the serene
Foreheads of houses.
A thrush sings,
In the deep bare garden,
Its fresh-peeled voice
Astonishing the brickwork.
It will be spring soon,
It will be spring soon—
And I, whose childhood
Is a forgotten boredom,
Feel like a child
Who comes on a scene
Of adult reconciling,
And can understand nothing
But the unusual laughter,
And starts to be happy.
Answer the following questions.
- What does the bird in the poem announce? How is this related to the title?
- Why is the speaker’s childhood described as a “forgotten boredom”?
- In the scene of “adult reconciling”, what causes surprise?
- What 2 things are compared in the poem?
- Find a metaphor and a simile. Quote and explain.
- Comment on 2 examples of personification.
- Find an image for lines 1-9 and another image for lines 10-19.
- Make a summary of th epoem with your own words.