Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still. For once on the face of the Earth let's not speak in any language, let's stop for one second, and not move our arms so much. 1. What does 'count to twelve' imply? 2. What advantage does the poet see in keeping quiet? 3. How would humanity benefit if people did not speak in any language? 4. Why does the poet ask men to stop all movement? 5. Why does the poet want men on earth to keep quiet?
1. The poet has made an attempt to introspect and meditate. He commences a meditation session so that all could compose and calm themselves before they reflect on their thoughts. It is even symbolic of a year, 12 hours of a clock and even gives enough time to bring the focus of his respective audience. 2. The poet anticipates a positive vibe all around when the people of the world are quiet. He believes it will generate a feeling of brotherhood and give us time to introspect our follies. 3. Poet believes that language breeds discrimination since people are chauvinistic about their language. These differences can only wither away if people for once do not speak. 4. Poet has talked of ceasing all movement so that for once mankind has time to contemplate and assess the damage caused by its progressive streak. He wishes all movement to come to standstill. 5. He feels a tranquil state of existence would lead to love and brotherhood. Being a harbinger of world peace he feels that a status quo of standstill would be conducive to an environment where people can introspect their follies and improvise themselves to make a better world.