Introduction of poet
The poem Weathers is written by Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. He was born in Dorsetshire, England. He trained as an architect and worked in London and Dorset for ten years. He was a trained architect. He began his writing career as a novelist in1870, and was soon successful enough to leave the field of architecture for writing. He wrote a lot about weathers, in his poetry and in his novels.
The poem „Weathersâ€Ÿ is a beautiful lyrical poem. He talks about the spring and the winter seasons in the UK. In the first stanza he talks about the beauty and liveliness of the spring season. He says that in this season the rain flows quickly over chestnut tree and nightingale sings well. People come out to enjoy the weather and the birdsâ€Ÿ song. The girls are seen in their fine clothes and the people plan to visit different places. In the second stanza he talks about the dullness and laziness of the winter season and the cold, damp and wet weather. He says that the cuckoo (bird) dislikes this weather and the beech (trees) turn dry and brown and move around in the wind. It rains a lot and rain or water drops hang from the wooden horizontal „barsâ€Ÿ of field gates. The birds (rooks) retire to their homes. He says he dislikes this season because the winter season is very cold and wet. We may say that symbolically the poem represents the bright and dark aspects of human life.
showers: n. = time of rain or snow
betumble: v. = fall downward
chestnut: n. = a large tree that produces nuts covered with spikes
spike: n= sharp and pointed objects
nestlings: n = young birds
bills: v. = poke with beak
sprig-muslin: n= fine transparent decorated cotton clothes
shun: v = avoid
beeches: n. a tall forest tree with shiny leaves and small nuts
dun: adj= grayish
thresh: v. = separate grains
throb: v. = beat hard
throe: v. = sound caused by deadly pain