Don’t Cut Down The Trees, Brother Woodcutter, Four Levels

A POEM, Don’t Cut Down The Trees, Brother Woodcutter

Balkrishna Sama the writer of Don't Cut Down The Trees
Balkrishna Sama (Nepalese Dramatist)

Four levels of the poem Don’t Cut Down The Trees are as follows:

Literal Comprehension

The poem “Don’t Cut Down The Trees, Brother Woodcutter” written by Nepali writer Balkrishna Sama and translated by Michael Hutt. The poem is about conservation, reforestation of the trees. In this poem, the trees are a stand for the dead mother because they are not able to express their feelings. The trees are always protected from natural calamities, disasters. In our childhood days most of the time we used to play around the trees and also used to climb. It gives us fruits, flowers. According to the poet, we are all gathered inside homes in the winter season and us brunt fire, used to talk, sing, dance and the trees are used seeing and listening to our activities and enjoying and blessing to all human blessings to live a happy life. They until wait the winter ends for seeing sunshine childhood, as soon as they again spread out their arms and indirectly requested us do not cut off their arms.


The main theme of this poem is conservation, reforestation of the forest or trees. The poem reflects the importance of trees, why we have to conserve it, what is the importance of it. As the trees help to balance the ecosystem and protect us from natural calamities. As it provides fresh air to us humans. Also, the writer suggests conserving the trees to make happy our present life and future life plus for our next generation.

Critical Thinking

This poem is interesting to read and also it gives good knowledge about the importance of trees, the environment, and the ecosystem. However, when I read this text as a critical thinker I am not satisfied with some of its points:

  • Is it right for all human beings to be compared with trees?
  • How the trees are the dream about the sunshine childhood of human beings?
  • How they are conscious of human welfare?
  • Similarly, How the trees have senses like a human being?


Before reading this text I have not good knowledge about the importance of forests, trees, deforestation, reforestation, eco-balance system, etc. But after reading this text I know I have to learn about that type of things and I have decided to share this information to all plus conserve it to save our future life.

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