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Our Casuarina Tree
– Toru Dutt
Extract – 1
The giant wears the scarf , and flowers are hung.
In crimson clusters all the boughs among.
Whereon all day are gathered bird and bee;
And oft at nights the garden overflows
With one sweet songs that seems to have no close
Sung darkling from our tree , while men repose.
- Who does the ‘giant’ refer to …….?
- In …………………. Are gathered birds and
- What overflows the garden in nights?
- Find a word which mean the same as ‘ collected’.
- Casuarina tree is referred as the ‘giant’.
- Crimson clusters.
- The sweet songs of the birds and bees overflow the garden in nights.
- Gathered mean the same as collected.
But not because of its magnificence
Dear is the Casuarina to my soul
Beneath it we have played : though years may roll,
sweet companions , loved with love intense.
For your sakes, shall the tree be ever dear .
Blent with your images, it shall arise
In memory , till the hot tears blind mine eyes!
What is that dirge – like murmur that I hear
Like the sea breaking on a shingle- beach?
It is the tree’s lament ,an eerie speech,
That haply to the unknown land may reach.
- Why is the Casuarina tree dear to the poetess?
- What did the poetess do under the tree ?
- Which memory is attached with the tree?
- Find a word similar in meaning to ‘Friends’.
- Casuarinas tree is very dear to the poetess because it is magnificent and is attached with her childhood memories.
- She played with her brother and sister under the tree.
- The memory of her lost brother and sister is attached with the time.
- ‘Companions’ is similar in meaning to ‘Friends’.
Extract – 3
Therefore I fain would consecrate a lay
Unto thy honour , tree , beloved of those
Who now in blessed sleep for aye repose
Dearer than life to me , alas were they!
- What is beloved to the poetess ?
- What is dearer than life to the poetess?
- What does the poetess want to do ? Why?
- Find a word from the stanza opposite in meaning to ‘dishonour’.
- Casuarina tree is beloved to the
- The brother and sister of the poetess are dearer than life to the
- The poetess wants to write verses to immortalize the tree as her tribute to it and also pay homage and love to her dead
- ‘Honour’ has opposite meaning to dishonor.
Extract – 4
Mayst thou be numbered when my days are done
With deathless trees – like those in Borrowdale ,
Under whose awful branches lingered pale
“Fear trembling Hope , and Death , the skeleton ,
And time the shadow, “ and though weak the verse
That would thy beauty fain, on , fain rehearse,
May Love defend tree from Oblivion’s curse.
- ………….worries the poetess.
- What are ‘human curses’?
- What does the poetess wish?
- Give a word opposite in meaning to ‘stable’.
- Oblivion’s curse or The fear of death.
- ‘Human Curses’ can include fear, hope, death and time.
- The Poetess wishes for the long life of the tree and tree becomes immortal like those in Borrow dale and her verse and love will always protect the tree from the curse .
- Trembling .