It has a curious, wondering tone and also a tone of awe at the phenomena of nature. It has the tone of a child who has not been jaded by life’s experiences and looks at the world through fresh, innocent eyes, the eyes of a child who have not lost the capacity for wonder. The poem is in fact made up of a continuous series of questions.
The poem has a reflective, thinking and questioning mood. It has a mood of incompleteness. Questions about nature can never be answered; nature can never be fully explained. Only God knows the reasons and answers for the way things are.