Class 8 Poem-14 A Song For Lost Friends (150 Words Subjective Solved)

By | August 10, 2018

Following are the reading comprehension worksheets  for class 8th in English These comprehension poems are known by many names as reading comprehension exercises, reading comprehension test, reading poems, reading skills, reading comprehension, ks2 reading , basic reading skills worksheets.  These ENGLISH short stories with questions and answers are printable and absolutely free. The  comprehension questions are value based. Edumantra.net guarantees to be the best comprehension resource. Question types include subjective, objective and multiple choice  

Read the following poem and answer the questions that follow:                                 

A Song For Lost Friends

The past is always with us, for it feeds the present

As a boy I stood on the edge of the railway-cutting,

 Outside the dark tunnel, my hands touching

 The hot rails, waiting for them to tremble

 At the coming of the noonday trains.

The whistle of the engine hung on the forest’s silence

 Then out of the tunnel, a green-gold dragon

 Came plunging, thundering past —

Out of the tunnel, out of the grinning dark.

And the train rolled on, every day

 Hundreds of people coming or going or running away –

Goodby, goodbye!

 I haven’t seen you again, bright boy at the carriage window

Waving to me, calling,

But I’ve loved you all these years and looked for you everywhere,

In cities and villages, beside the sea,       

 In the mountains, in crowds at distant places;

Returning always to the forest’s silence,

 To watch the windows of some passing train….                                                                

(a) Where was the boy standing?                                                                                            

 (b) Why did the hot railings tremble?                                                                                      

(c) Describe the train’s journey.                                                                                               

(d) Where has the poet been looking for his friends?                                                         

 Ans. (a) He was standing on the railway line outside the dark tunnel.

 (b) It trembled due to the vibrations caused by the noonday train.

 (c) Its whistle hung on the silence of the forest. It came out thundering and plunging out of the tunnel.

(d) In cities, villages, beside the sea, mountains and in crowds at distant places.

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