2.2.1 Nature’s Tapestry; Solution

2.2.1 Let’s imagine a nature walk. It’s a group work and it can be done beyond the school time. To do that let’s follow the steps given below:

চলো কল্পনায় প্রকৃতিতে একটু হাঁটি। এটি দলীয় কাজ, এটা স্কুল সময়ের বাইরে করা যেতে পারে। কাজটি করার জন্য চলো নিচের ধাপগুলো অনুসরণ করি।

Step 1: Imagine that you are taking a nature walk in a big green park with your friends.

Step 2: Open your mind’s eye and observe everything around you. Try to feel the open sky, big trees, sounds of the nature and the blue crystal water of the lake.

Step 3: Now, open your eyes and write down your feelings and experience that you have gained during the nature walk.

Step 4: Each group will sit in a circle and discuss the notes they took by observing the nature. Then, they prepare the first draft of a composition on their experience of that nature walk. You can further discuss the following question before you start writing:


i) How did the environment around you make you feel?
Answer: I feel peaceful and relaxed when I spend time in nature, even just for a short while. Taking a walk in nature helps me feel refreshed and gives me a taste of the wild when I need a break.


I felt a range of positive emotions and sensations during a nature walk in the big green park. The tranquility of the green park has provided me a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of day life.

ii) Did it evoke any specific emotions or memories?
Answer: Living in nature was a lot different from living in the city. My senses were not as sharp, I felt sad, and I was more likely to get sick. I remember the first time I went for a walk with my parents on the river bank.


Yes, the nature walk evoked positive emotions such as tranquility, joy, awe, and a sense of connection with the natural world. The sights, sounds, and scents of the environment triggered memories of past experiences in nature.

) Were there any moments during the walk when you felt a strong connection to nature? Describe those moments.
Answer: Yes, there were a moment during the walk when I felt a strong connection to nature. Once a doctor told me to walk barefoot on soil and grass in the morning. After doing what he said, I got better because of nature and the Almighty creator of nature. I believe that nature has the power to heal. When I go outside, my whole body feels different right away. I could feel the soft wind on my skin and the path under my feet.

iv) How do you think spending time in nature can influence our well-being and perspective on life?
Answer: Spending time in nature can influence our well-being and perspective on life. Being in nature can make us feel better and change the way we see things in life. Taking a walk in a natural park can help you focus and pay better attention. At times, it helps the mind to think about a problem and approach it in a new way.


Spending time in nature can have significant effects on well-being and perspective of life. It can influence our overall health and quality of life. Exposure to nature reduces stress levels, boosts creativity and increases physical ability. Nature walks can have a holistic impact on well-being influencing physical, mental and emotional aspects of life.


Step 5: Finally, share it with other groups.

Friends all of you know that we have taken a nature walk in a big green park. Certainly, we all have been experienced some positive feelings during that nature walk.

Getting up early in the morning is a best experience. Going for a walk early morning is so wonderful seeing all beautiful scenes. In a winter cold going out for a walk early in the morning is so wonderful experience.

We can see all people walking and jogging on the way. The green fresh leaves of the trees, the droplets of water sparkling grass, walking bare foot on the wet grass early morning is so good. Listening to the beautiful chirpings of the birds, inhaling the freshness makes us exhale all the worries and tension.

The trees which will be waving and swaying with such a wonderful cool breeze sweeps away all our tension and makes our mind relax. The breeze is so clean, pollution free, as no many vehicles move early in the morning and it brings us a feel that we are close to heaven. The tiny little droplets on the blades of grass and on leaves shine.

All these sites of the nature is wonderful creation. These sites can be enjoyed only when we actually experience it. The people who experience all these will feel the heave close to them.


2.3.1 Read the poem. Before that read the note on the poet. কবিতাটি পড়ো পড়ার পূর্বে কবি সম্পর্কে note-টি পড়ো


Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) was a renowned British poet. He became famous for writing about love, nature and emotions. Now, let’s read one of his famous poems on nature ‘Crossing the Bar’.

Crossing the Bar


Sunset and evening star,

সূর্যাস্ত এবং সন্ধ্যার তারা,

And one clear call for me!

যা আমার জন্য একটি স্পষ্ট ডাক!

And may there be no moaning of the bar,

আর সেখানে কোনো প্রতিবন্ধকতার আহাজারি না থাকুক

When I put out to sea,

আমার সমুদ্রে যাওয়ার সময়,


But such a tide as moving seems asleep,

তবে প্রবাহমান জোয়ার যেন ঘুমন্ত এমন মনে হয়,

Too full for sound and foam,

যা শব্দ ও ফেনায় অত্যধিক পূর্ণ

When that which drew from out the boundless deep

যা সীমাহীন গবির থেকে সৃষ্ট

Turns again home.

আবার তা স্বস্থানে ফিরে যায়।

Twilight and evening bell,

গোধূলি এবং সন্ধ্যার ঘন্টা,

And after that the dark!

আর তার পরেই আসে অন্ধকার নেমে!

And may there be no sadness of farewell,

আর বিদায়ে কোনো দুঃখ না থাকুক,

When I embark;

আমার যাত্রার সময়;

For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place

কারণ যদিও সময় ও স্থানের সীমা থেকে

The flood may bear me far,

প্লাবন আমাকে অনেক ধূরে বয়ে নিয়ে যেতে পারে,

I hope to see my Pilot face to face

তবুও আমার পাইলটকে সামনাসামনি দেখার আশা করি

When I have crost the bar.

আমার প্রতিবন্ধক অতিক্রম করার সময়।

Theme: The theme of the poem ‘Crossing the Bar’ by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, revolves around the acceptance of death as an inevitable part of life, and the hope for a peaceful afterlife. It uses metaphors of a sea journey and a sandbar to represent the journey from life to the beyond.


“Crossing the Bar” is a poem by the British Victorian poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The poem, written in 1889, is a metaphorical meditation on death, which sees the speaker comparing dying—or a certain way of dying—to gently crossing the sandbar between a coastal area and the wider sea/ocean. In essence, it is a poem that argues that death is in fact a kind of comfort, a point of view based on the speaker’s religious faith in the afterlife. Accordingly, the speaker wants to die quietly and gently, without fear, reassured by the knowledge that what comes next is a meeting with God. “Crossing the Bar” was written shortly before Tennyson’s own death, and is the poem that Tennyson wanted placed at the end of all future collections and editions of his poetry.