NCERT Solutions for Class 9th: A Slumber did my Spirit Seal (Poem) Beehive English
The poet’s reaction to his loved one’s death is not of bitter grief that he could shed out in the form
of tears. On her death, he did not experience any human fears. He just looked at her and wondered how
she looked and what she would experience later. He did not feel any fear. Therefore, it is difficult to say
whether he is experiencing bitter grief or is in a peaceful state of mind.
The lines of the poem that show that the passing of time will no longer affect her are as follows:
“She seemed a thing that could not feel
The touch of earthy years.”
The poet thinks that she is now a part of nature. After her death, he imagines her buried inside the
earth with other rocks, stones, and trees and rolling around with the earth in its daily rotation. The
following lines express this idea-
Rolled round in earth’s diurnal course
With rocks and stones and trees.