Robert Frost

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

Bond And Free - Poem by Robert Frost

Love has earth to which she clings
With hills and circling arms about-
Wall within wall to shut fear out.
But Thought has need of no such things,
For Thought has a pair of dauntless wings.

On snow and sand and turn, I see
Where Love has left a printed trace
With straining in the world's embrace.
And such is Love and glad to be
But Thought has shaken his ankles free.

Thought cleaves the interstellar gloom
And sits in Sirius' disc all night,
Till day makes him retrace his flight
With smell of burning on every plume,
Back past the sun to an earthly room.

His gains in heaven are what they are.
Yet some say Love by being thrall
And simply staying possesses all
In several beauty that Thought fares far
To find fused in another star.


Comments about Bond And Free by Robert Frost

  • Rookie - 184 Points Brian Jani (4/26/2014 3:07:00 AM)

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

    0 person liked.
    2 person did not like.
  • Gold Star - 16,965 Points * Sunprincess * (10/26/2012 10:55:00 AM)

    Love is bonding and possesses all..while thought flies free on angel wings..fabulous! .. :) (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: snow, star, beauty, fear, heaven, sun, world, night, love



Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 26, 2013


[Hata Bildir]