If mice could roar
And elephants soar
And trees grow up in the sky;
If tigers could dine
On biscuits and wine,
And the fattest of men could fly!
If pebbles could sing
And bells never ring
And teachers were lost in the post;
If a tortoise could run
And losses be won,
And bullies be buttered on toast;
If a song brought a shower,
And a gun grew a flower,
This world would be nicer than most! can anyone say the meaning of this poem?



This beautifully scripted poem, which could make its verses prevail in the readers' minds has a very intense and deep comprehension. This poem basically revolves around the concept of 'oxymoron'. It brings out the qualities of different materialistic things and talks about their alternation, i.e. the world would have been better that ever, had there been a change in the working of these things, like- if a gun could grow a flower. This line evokes the feeling of love and humility. Just try to speculate and imagine a gun, which is as cruel as a witch could even ever evolve something as beautiful as a delicate flower? Again, if mice could roar like a lion means that even the most timid creature like a mouse could be bold and face the precarious world. If trees grew up in the sky, away from their actual and genuine habitat, the earth, then it could have given life to a variety even in the sky! Therefore, just try to relate these things with other 'impossible' activities and bring out the philosophy of life!!!!
I hope I helped. :-)

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can u say the central idea of poem?
My pleasure! The central idea of the poem is that the world would surely have been a utopia, had there been no cruelty, no fear, no timidity, and each organism and material had a tongue to speak out their inner thoughts. This is a pure philosophy on which life is based. :-)
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