(i) Howdoes the poet describe the moon: (a) at the beginning of the thirdstanza, and (b) at its end? What causes this change?
(ii) Whathappens to the house when the trees move out of it?
(iii) Whydo you think the poet does not mention “the departure of theforest from the house” in her letters? (Could it be that we areoften silent about important happenings that are so unexpected thatthey embarrass us? Think about this again when you answer the nextset of questions)
(i)In the beginning of the third stanza, the poet says that the wholemoon is shining in the open sky in the fresh night. However, at theend of the stanza, she describes the moon as broken into many piecessuch as a shattered mirror. This change is caused by the trees thathave made their way from her home to outside. Their branches haverisen into the sky, blocking the moon, which is why the moon seems tobe broken into many pieces. These pieces can be seen flashing at thetop of the tallest oak tree.
(ii)When the trees move out of the house, the glass gets broken and thesmell of the leaves and lichens still reaches the rooms of the house.