Summary and Explanation of Wind Beehive Class 9

Wind Poem by Subramania Bharti

In this poem, the poet has very beautifully expressed his ideas about both the destructive and constructive aspects of the wind. The wind is often satirical of weak men. Wind symbolizes the difficulties that are faced in life. When we have the endurance to bear the difficulties of life we can overcome each challenge but if we are weak and unstable we succumb to the difficulties of life.

Stanza 1
Wind, come softly.
Don’t break the shutters of the windows.
Don’t scatter the papers.
Don’t throw down the books on the shelf.

The poet is addressing wind. Wind has been personified here. The poet is asking wind not to do destruction to his things. The poet asks wind to come softy and tells the wind to not break the shutters of windows. She also said the wind to not throw the books around, as wind usually do.

Stanza 2
There, look what you did — you threw them all down.
You tore the pages of the books.
You brought rain again.
You’re very clever at poking fun at weaklings.
Frail crumbling houses, crumbling doors, crumbling rafters,
crumbling wood, crumbling bodies, crumbling lives,
crumbling hearts —
the wind god winnows and crushes them all.

The wind didn’t listen to the poet. Wind did the destruction. It tore the pages of books. It brought the rain. It destroyed the weak houses, door and hearts. The wind god has crushed them all. The poet, therefore, curse the wind for the destruction it did. She told the wind that it felt good by making fun of weak.

Stanza 3
He won’t do what you tell him.
So, come, let’s build strong homes,
Let’s joint the doors firmly.
Practise to firm the body.
Make the heart steadfast.
Do this, and the wind will be friends with us.
The wind blows out weak fires.
He makes strong fires roar and flourish.
His friendship is good.
We praise him every day.

Poet now realizes that it is nature of wind to flow. No one can tell wind to do what to do and what not to do.  The poet realizes we need to be strong to face the wind. What we can do is to build strong homes. Join doors and windows firmly. Make ourselves strong. Make our heart strong.

NCERT Solutions of Wind Poem by Subramania Bharti
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