Robert Frost

(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

A Question - Poem by Robert Frost

A voice said, Look me in the stars
And tell me truly, men of earth,
If all the soul-and-body scars
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Comments about A Question by Robert Frost

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (3/14/2016 12:13:00 AM)

    Fantastic question raised by a great poet. (Report) Reply

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  • Jamie Black (2/28/2016 4:18:00 PM)

    God may be expressing doubt over whether human life is worth it, and wants their opinion. (Report) Reply

  • Alisha Castle Alisha Castle (12/24/2015 1:57:00 PM)

    Excellent deep thinking poetry (Report) Reply

  • Chetan Pandey Chetan Pandey (12/16/2015 8:59:00 PM)

    A great poem..... Whatever said is true (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed Aftab Alam Khursheed (3/11/2015 9:27:00 AM)

    The question contains the Answer our actions and deeds that imprints on earth is the debt paid of our birth, very strong and giving a message that all must pay the debt of own birth with virtue and action unto human kind ... (Report) Reply

  • Godfrey Morris Godfrey Morris (2/22/2015 8:11:00 PM)

    A worthy question indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Mark Arvizu Mark Arvizu (2/12/2015 9:20:00 AM)

    It was worth it.......... (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham Patricia Grantham (11/13/2014 11:08:00 AM)

    I believe that everyone was born for a purpose. We
    must all live life to the fullest and play an important
    part in it. Very thought provoking. (Report) Reply

  • Ishita Chakrabarty Ishita Chakrabarty (8/14/2014 2:31:00 PM)

    I loved this poem.Short yet lucid.Makes us ponder upon the essence of life :) (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani Brian Jani (4/26/2014 2:57:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai Ramesh Rai (12/22/2013 4:27:00 AM)

    Heavely words landed through the pen of great poet. (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (11/2/2013 4:21:00 AM)

    when I look up at the stars
    I often have only one question to ask
    Why the hell am I down here
    And for what blessed holy task...?

    All Ye poets reading this welcome to my page (Report) Reply

  • Sasha Ioffine Sasha Ioffine (10/2/2013 4:20:00 PM)

    Very much alike to what Rousseau said: Man is born free but everywhere he is in chains (Report) Reply

  • Anya Hessionmuir (8/21/2013 6:44:00 AM)

    Like if you like chocolate cake (Report) Reply

  • Jennifer Anderson (7/28/2013 8:56:00 PM)

    Prices are down lolz I downvoted u nobz (Report) Reply

  • Cambridge Keenan (7/14/2013 11:07:00 PM)

    life has a cost...freedom is not free...great poem (Report) Reply

  • ian Holt (4/18/2013 11:36:00 AM)

    If you believe God is also metaphorical-a personification of nature, if you will-including our inner nature-then for me the poem becomes even more poignant. (Report) Reply

  • Mark Jensen Mark Jensen (1/4/2013 10:24:00 AM)

    The phrase soul-and-body scars is thought-provoking. By hyphenating, Frost makes a single category of sufferings that are usually considered separately. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (10/25/2012 10:38:00 PM)

    the question is would you rather have had life or rather not..
    not only pertains to you but also the question is for any life..
    I would have to say yes..even knowing it is for a specified
    time and who really wants to live forever..your body would
    only fall apart the best thing to do is enjoy may not get another one..of course you may if
    God so wishes. :) (Report) Reply

  • Dao Nguyen (9/22/2012 3:59:00 AM)

    This poem is a hypothetical question. Its left for the reader to make their own interpretation of it. Just like life everybody has a different way of seeing it. To me this poem means all the scars and sorrows don't measure up to the great gift of like. God gave us the gift of life and freewill. It is up to us make our own happiness. Even there are terrible experience to not take it for granted cause the gift of life outweighs all the stress and sorrows. (Report) Reply

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