Ans. The poet’s sensible attitude towards life is expressed in this line of “Birches”. It signifies the phenomena in the poet’s spirit; his spirit might yield temporarily to the problems and disappointments or frustrations of life. He does want to flee away from this earth only temporarily; he does not want to stay away from the earth permanently. In spite of all the problems and frustrations of life, he loves the earth because he thinks that the earth is the right place for love. His imagination gives him the impression that there is no other place which is better than the earth for love. He has enjoyed life’s different aspects like the boys whom he calls swingers of birches, going up and down the branches of the birch trees.
Moreover, while speaking, the poet is mentally holding a comparison between the earth and other places that might Supposedly exist. In the implied comparison, the earth fares better because it is the place for love. The love we experience on earth makes it a more lovable place; such kind of love is not possible in any other place than the earth. That is why the earth stands superior to any other imaginable place.
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