Read the poem aloud in groups.
B. Pick out the rhyming pairs from the poem and fill in the table.
feet / street
roam / home
shed / dead
kings / things
sow / go
wait / fate
C. Read these lines and answer the questions given below.
1. Where the voice of the wind calls our wandering
Whose ‘Wandering feet’ is referred to here?
The 'wandering feet' of wandering singers are referred
2. With lutes in our hands ever-singing we roam,
All men are our kindred, the world is our home.
Who does ‘we’ refer to? What do they have in their
hands? What is its name?
'We' refers to the wandering singers. They have some
musical instruments. Its name is 'lute'.
How are the men in the world related to the singers?
All men in the world are relations to the singers.
3. Our lays are of cities whose lustre is shed,
Here ‘Lays’ means __________________
a. lying down b.
c. to keep
Answer : b. stories (songs with stories)
4. The laughter and beauty of women long dead; Explain the meaning of the above line.
Explain the meaning of the above line.
In the days long past
there lived many beautiful women. They smiled and laughed gracefully. The
singers used to sing about the beauty and laughter of those women.
Where the voice of the wind calls our
Through echoing forest and
a) What kind of
life do the singers lead?
singers lead a wandering life.
b) Where do they
sing in forest and street.
With lutes in our hands ever-singing we
All men are our kindred the world
is our home.
a) What do the
singers use when they sing?
they sing the singers use lutes.
b) What is the
outlook of the singers?
singer feel that the broad world is their home. All men are their kinsmen.
Our lays are of cities whose lustre is
The laughter and beauty of women
a) What are ’lays’?
are songs with stories.
b) Whose beauty do
the singers sing about?
singers sing about the beauty of women who lived in the past.
The sword of old battles, the crown of
And happy and simple and
a) Why do the
singers sing about battles and crowns?
singers sing about the bravery displayed in battles. They also sing about the
glory of great kings.
b) Do the singers
sing about happy things only?
they sing about happy things and sorrowful things.
No love bids us tarry, no joy bids us
The voice of the wind is the
voice of our fate.
a) What are the
things that cannot stop them?
and joy cannot stop them.
b) What is the
voice of their fate?
voice of the wind is the voice of their fate.