A meadow reveals many wonderful things. It has surprises but could be seen only if we look carefully. You will find grass as cozy as velvet. There will be flower and butterflies drinking nectar from them. You may see a rabbit hopping around. Above all you will find wild flower plants like the dandelion. These are burrows in the ground which house certain animals. In fact the meadows are full of surprises. He who knows how to see and listen will discover them himself.
Answers of the Textbook Questions
Read the lines in which the following phrase occurs. Then discuss with your partner the meaning of each phrase in its context.
1. Velvet grass - It means the grass which is as soft and smooth as is the velvet.
2. Drinking straws -These are very thin and small parts of the butterfly’s mouth which is used like a straw to draw nectar from the flower.
3. Meadow houses -These are the burrows or holes made by the animals like a rabbit in the ground.
4. Amazing mound -The ants make their houses in the pile of soil which they gather to make a small mound. The poet rightly calls them amazing.
5. Fuzzy heads -The phrase refers to the dandelion flowers which are covered by soft fibers like hair. Hence the poet calls them fuzzy heads.
6. Which line in the poem suggests that you need a keen eye and a sharp ear to enjoy a meadow? Read aloud the stanza that contains this lines. Ans-The last line of the poem suggests that you need a keen eye and sharp ear to enjoy a meadow.