What are the cues that signal the presence of the peacock in the vicinity?
There are many cues in the poem that signal the presence of the peacock in the vicinity.
In the beginning of the poem, the poet tells says that one can make out that there is a peacock around on hearing its loud sharp call, which seems to come from nowhere.
Then there is flash of turquoise in the peepal tree, which is another indication that a peacock is present.
The impression of its slender ached neck as he descends, and a glimpse of the very end of its tail as he swiftly darts away.
As one reads a book with great concentration out in the veranda, a blue shadow falls over. The wind then changes the direction, the steady hum of bees in the bushes nearby will stop, all suggesting the presence of the peacock.