herefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o'er-darkened ways
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all
(a) How do we bind ourselves to the earth?
bHow does the poet view our life on earth?
c. Explain: "inhuman dearth of noble natures
(d) What is the poet lamenting in the above lines

Dear Student,

(a) We bind ourselves to the Earth by weaving a flowery wreath in spite of the sadness and depression that surrounds us.
(b) The lives of human beings on Earth is filled with sorrow, despondence and misery. There seems to be a lack of noble deeds and the days spent are gloomy and filled with unhealthy thoughts.
(c) The line refers to humans resorting to evil and unhealthy ways, thereby their deeds are no more noble.
(d) The poet is lamenting the loss of goodness and of noble pursuits by the humans. There is misery all around and unhealthy, evil ways are fuelling it. It is also the feeling of hatred and disappointment among the humans that the poet is grieving about.


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