Robert Frost

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

Dust Of Snow - Poem by Robert Frost

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.


Comments about Dust Of Snow by Robert Frost

  • Rookie Dheeraj kry (2/12/2015 9:46:00 AM)

    A simple and very meaningful poem that tells us about our attitude towards life and things. The hemlock tree is a poisonous tree and crow is an ugly bird,although all these things changes the mood of the poet and he utilised some part the day that he was going to ruin. In more practical terms,the poet addresess that we can learn a good lesson from a bad evidence also if our attitude towards life is positive. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 28,899 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (1/2/2015 8:55:00 AM)

    A winter poem in short lines and from great poet. Nice to read. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 93 Points Brian Jani (4/26/2014 3:18:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 14,297 Points * Sunprincess * (10/26/2012 6:30:00 PM)

    Wow glad the crow lifted his spirits after having a day of regrets..makes me
    wonder what he was regretting..fabulous! .. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gul naz (7/11/2010 9:38:00 PM)

    Really it is a very small poem but it has all the power to mesmerize you and keep you reading again and again. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Andrew Hoellering (5/25/2009 12:49:00 PM)

    The 'way' in the first line is left to us to imagine, or as Shakespeare puts in the Henry V, on your 'imaginary forces work.'
    Drinking hemlock is the way that Socrates chose to die, so beauty and death are deliberately linked here.
    We all have dark moods, and the second stanza speaks of the healing effects of nature.
    Frost in this terrific poem follows the three principles of imagism; no superficial word, direct treatment, and metrical metre rather than mere cadence. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Errol Francis (12/27/2007 5:04:00 AM)

    I first heard this poem 10 years ago and never knew who wrote it. I don't pretend to understand poetry but this short verse appeals to me. I must find out more about it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Blue Clouds (1/16/2006 11:05:00 AM)

    This is such a cute little poem! It amazes me how much meaning this little thing could have behind its face. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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