NCERT Solutions for Poem Wind Class 9 English Beehive

The poet of this poem is Subramania Bharti. Here poet states wind as difficulties in our lives. According to the poet weak people break down easily, whereas stronger people emerge stronger. We must be stronger mentally and physically to survive the challenges of life. Otherwise we break down and crumble like old buildings. Therefore, we should make these destructive forces our friends through our determination and strength.

NCERT Solutions for Class 9th English Poem Wind

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Thinking about the Poem

I. Answer these questions:

Question 1: What are the things the wind does in the first stanza?


The wind brings showers of rain in the first stanza of the poem. The wind breaks the shades of the windows, scatters papers around, throws down books on the shelf, and tears their pages. 


Question 2: Have you seen anybody winnow grain at home or in a paddy field? What is the word in your language for winnowing? What do people use for winnowing? (Give the words in your language, if you know them)


Yes, I have seen many women winnowing grains in a paddy field. Phatakna is the word in my language for winnowing. People use winnowing fan or winnowing fork known as shovel for winnowing.

Question 3: What does the poet say the wind god winnows?


The poet states that the wind god winnows the feeble crumbling houses, doors, rafters, wood, bodies, lives and hearts, resulting in their complete destruction.

Question 4: What should we do to make friends with the wind?


We should build strong homes, joint the doors firmly, practice to firm the body and make the heart dedicated to make friends with the wind. 

Question 5: What do the last four lines of the poem mean to you?


The last four lines of the poem symbolizes difficulties and problems as wind. He mentions that difficulties defeat the weak people and make strong the people who are determined towards their goal. He suggests us that we should accept hardship of our lives and make friends with the wind.

Question 6: How does the poet speak to the wind - in anger or with humour? You must also have seen or heard of the wind "Crumbling lives." What is your response to this? Is it like the poet's?


The poet speaks to the wind with anger. There is no doubt that wind has a powerful symbolism of devastation, destroying homes, livelihoods, trees, and causing immense damage to human lives. 

Yes, I have seen the destruction of wind. However, I don't completely agree with the poet since every situation has pros and cons. Wind causes damage and demolition on the one hand, but it is also the cause of cool breezes and soothing weather conditions on the other.

NOTE- The last part of this question is the reader's response which can be different from the one given in this answer. Students can express their opinions accordingly.

II. Answer the question:

Question 1: The poem you have just read is originally in the Tamil. Do you know any such poems in your language?


The wind has been the subject of another poem I've read. 'Toofan' was written by Naresh Aggarwal in Hindi.

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