NATURE – H.D Carberry
L1... We have neither summer nor winter
L2...Neither Autumn and Spring
L3...We have instead the days
L4...When the gold sun shines on the lush green canefields - Magnificently
L5...The days when the rain beats like bullets on the roofs
L6... And there is no sound but the swish of water in the gullies
L7... And trees struggling in the high Jamaica winds
L8... Also there are the days when leaves fade from off guango trees
L9... And the reaped canefields lie bare and fallow to the sun.
L10... But best of all there are the days when the mango and the logwood blossom
L11... When the bushes are full of the sounds of bees and the scent of honey
L12... When the tall grass sways and shivers to the slightest breath of air
L13... When the buttercups have paved the earth with yellow stars
L14... And beauty comes suddenly and the rains have gone
The first four lines of the poem indicate that the weather is
In line 5 , what does the phrase beats like bullets on the roofs indicate of the rain ?
It is raining heavily
In line 9 , why are the canefields bare ?
The sugar canes have been harvested
What do the first two lines of the poem imply ?
There are no season in this country
What is the main plantation mentioned in this poem ?
Name two elements of nature mentioned in his poem
According to the poet , when does beauty suddenly appear ?
After the rain has stopped
How does the sun shine on the sugar cane plantations ?
gold and shines on magnificently
Why are the trees struggling in the high Jamaica winds ?
because the winds are very strong
In line 13 , what does the phrase yellow stars refer to ?
What can the swish of water be heard ?
In the gullies
Which word in the poem can be replaced with the word 'harvested' ?
From the poem , name the tree that sheds its leaves ?
Other question :
1. In your own words , briefly describe the weather in Jamaica
2. In your own words , mention some of the things that you can do to preserve nature
3. Do you admire nature ? Why ?