Trees Are the Kindest Things I Know
Trees are the kindest things I know,
They do no harm, they simply grow
And spread a shade for sleepy cows,
And gather birds among the boughs.
They are the first when the day’s begun
To touch the beams of morning sun,
They are the last to hold the light
When evening changes into night.
And when the moon floats on the sky
They hum a drowsy* lullaby
Of sleepy children long ago…
Trees are the kindest things I know. -Harry Behn
bough : a large branch of a tree *beams : lines of light
*drowsy : tired and almost sleep *lullaby : a soft gentle song sung to make a child go to sleep
a). Read the poem carefully and answer the following questions.
- Why does the poet call trees the kindest things he knows ?
- What are the things that trees do ?
- What do they do to sleepy children ?
b). Fill in the blanks.
- Trees are the first when the day’s begun to touch the beams of ______ and they are the last to hold the____________
c). Write TRUE or FALSE.
- The poet admires trees for their kindness. __
- When the sun floats on the sky the trees hum a drowsy lullaby.__
d). Find out the rhyming words from the poem.
- light – _ 2. know – __
e)Write the title of the poem:_________________