ABOUT THE POET
· Born – 1926 , New Mexico, United States
· Even known as – Louise Abeita Chewiwi or Blue corn.
· She is an American writer, poet and educator
· Famous work – “I am a pueblo Indian Girl”
STANZA – ONE (1)
The poet says that the real beauty can be seen in the sunlight, trees, and birds, in corn growing; people working or people dancing for the harvest. The poet does not agree with the traditional thinking about beauty.
STANZA – (2)
Now the poet is talking about how beauty can be heard. According to her beauty can be heard at night when the wind signs and when the rain falls and when a singer signs in earnest from the core of his heart.
STANZA – THREE (3)
The poet says in the concluding stanza that beauty lies in ourselves; in good deeds, happy thoughts which are repeated in our dreams and in our work and even in our rest.
Working with the poem
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1. The poet says, “Beauty is heard in .................................”
Can you hear beauty? Add a sound that you think is beautiful to the sounds the poet thinks are beautiful.
Ans: Indeed, the poet himself has acquainted us with the fact that we can hear beauty. We need to be a little sensitive and beauty can be heard.
A nightingale singing can be a beauty that you can hear.
=the poet Shelly said
“Heard melo0dies are sweet,
But those unheard are sweeter”
What do you think this means? Have you ever heard a song in your head, long after the song was sung or played?
This line is from “Ode on a Grecian Urn” meaning that power of thought, the imagination and anticipation is greater than the act itself. Music and melodies that are imagined and anticipated are always in tune. They are played correctly. A melody composed in the mind cannot possibly be played badly or incorrectly.
Yes, I have heard a song which a continued in my mind long after it was played. It is “Anandolok ------“ by Rabindranath Tagore.
2. Read the first and second stanzas of the poem again.
Note the following phrases. – Corn growing, people working – or dancing, wind singing, rain falling, a singer chanting.
i) Wind that is singing
i) Rain that is falling
ii) A singer who is chanting
Poet must have used short phrases for making a right rhyme scheme and for proper lucid meaning.
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