Play Things : Class 8 English Reader Chapter 5

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Play Things

Child, how happy you are sitting in the dust,
Playing with a broken twig all the morning.
I smile at your play with that little bit of a broken twig.
I am busy with my accounts, adding up figures by the hour.

Translation : कवि बच्चे से कहता है, “बच्चे, तुम धूल में बैठकर कितने खुश हो और सुबह से ही टूटी टहनी से खेल रहे हो। मैं आपको उस छोटी सी टूटी टहनी के साथ खेलते देककर पर मुस्कुरा रहा हूं। मैं अपने हिसाब-किताब में व्यस्त हूं, घंटे के हिसाब से आंकड़े जोड़ रहा हूं।

Perhaps you glance at me and think,
“What a stupid game to spoil your morning with!”
Child, I have forgotten the art of being
Absorbed in sticks and mud-pies.

Translation : शायद तुम मेरी तरफ देखते हो और सोचते हो, “अपनी सुबह खराब करने के लिए क्या बेवकूफी भरा खेल है!” बच्चे, मैं डंडे और ढेलों में खो जाने की कला भूल गया हूँ।

I seek out costly playthings,
And gather lumps of gold and silver.
With whatever you find you create your glad games,
I spend both my time and my strength.

Translation : मैं महँगे खेलने की चीज़ें ढूँढ़ता हूँ, और सोने-चाँदी इकठ्ठा करता हूँ। तुम जो कुछ भी पाते हैं उसी से अपना मजेदार खेल बना लेते हो, पर मैं अपना समय और अपनी शक्ति दोनों उन चीजों पर खर्च करता हूं।

Over things I never can obtain.
In my frail canoe I struggle to cross
The sea of desire,
And forget that I too am playing a game.

Translation : जो मैं कभी प्राप्त नहीं कर सकता। चाहतों भरे समंदर में अपने कमजोर नाव में मैं पार करने के लिए संघर्ष कर रहा हूं और भूल जाता हूँ कि मैं भी एक खेल खेल रहा हूं।

Exercise

Comprehension Questions :

Q.1 : Answer the following questions:

a. Where was the child sitting?

Ans : The child was sitting in the dust.

b. What is the child playing with?

Ans: The child is playing with broken twig.

c. Which activities was the poet busy in?

Ans: The poet was busy in his accounts, adding up figures by the hour.

d. What has the poet forgotten?

Ans: The poet has forgotten the art of playing in sticks and mud-pies.

e. What did the poet struggle to cross?

Ans: The poet struggled to cross the sea of desire.

f. What do you understand by the phrase ‘the sea of desire’?

Ans: The phrase ‘The sea of desire’ stands for the things the poet could not obtain.

Word Power :

Q.1 : Write two rhyming words for the words given below:

WordsRhyming words 1Rhyming words 2
dustmustjust
hourtowershower
thinkpinklink
seekpeekpeak

Q.2 : Hockey is a sport which is played with a stick and a ball. Given below are some games, write what they are played with:

Hockeya hockey stick and a ball
Cricketa bat and a ball
Skatingroller skates
Badmintona badminton racket and a shuttle cock
Footballa football
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