Chapter 4

NCERT
Class 9
English
Solutions
2. Look at these words : ... peace comes dropping slow Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings What do these words mean to you?

Question:

Look at these words :

... peace comes dropping slow Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings What do these words mean to you? What do you think “comes dropping slow...from the veils of the morning”? What does “to where the cricket sings” mean? Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. —Gautama Buddha Lincoln

Answer:

The given lines indicate that peace of mind can be slowly acquired from the natural surroundings. It is peace that “comes dropping slow...from the veils of the morning.” The phrase “to where the cricket sings” indicates a peaceful place where one can hear the vibrant sounds of nature- sounds such as the songs of the crickets at the time of dawn.

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