The persona, a child, is wondering about the natural happenings, asking why the grass is green (instead of being other colours) and why the wind is invisible. He or she continues to ponder on how the birds know how to build nests without any instruction and why the trees shed their leaves in autumn. He also wonders where the other part of the moon is (when the moon shows up in the sky in a crescent shape).
He wonders about who makes the stars shine and what makes the lightning flash about. He asks who colours the rainbow and put the clouds high in the sky. His father, however, would not answer the child's arguments. He wonders why the father was unwilling to give him all the answers.