Keeping quiet

KQ About the poet

ABOUTTHEPOETPablo Neruda (July 1904 – September 1973) was from Spain. He was known as a poet when he was 10 years old. He wrote in a variety of styles including poems, historical epics, political manifestos and autobiography. He got the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.

KQ Summary

SUMMARYThe poet wants each one of us to practice silence and feel the power of silence. He says that all of usshould count to twelve and then be quiet, silent and motionless so that for once no language will be spoken on the surface of the Earth. In this moment of silence, poet doesn’t want …

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KQ Short answer questions (3 marks)

What will counting upto twelve and keeping still help us achieve? (Delhi 2015)Ans.Counting upto to twelve and keeping still for this brief interval of time would give us a momentary pause to introspect and understand oneself and each other better. It would also give us an opportunity to stop and think before taking any reckless …

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