Robert Francis

(August 12, 1901 - July 13, 1987 / Pennsylvania / United States)

Farm Boy After Summer


A seated statue of himself he seems.
A bronze slowness becomes him. Patently
The page he contemplates he doesn't see.

The lesson, the long lesson, has been summer.
His mind holds summer, as his skin holds sun.
For once the homework, all of it, was done.

What were the crops, where were the fiery fields
Where for so many days so many hours
The sun assaulted him with glittering showers.

Expect a certain absence in his presence.
Expect all winter long a summer scholar,
For scarcely all its snows can cool that color.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: summer, winter, sun

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?

Comments about this poem (Farm Boy After Summer by Robert Francis )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Much Love, Michael McParland
  2. Soothing Innermost Sadness, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. A Good Heart Needs No Book Smarts, Curtlan Popo
  4. Allowing Sweetened Romance, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. Wonder, shafeeqrahman rahman
  6. Disguised, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  7. Shuffling, ramesh rai
  8. Clouds., Harold R Hunt Sr
  9. The whooper, Harold R Hunt Sr
  10. The flood., Harold R Hunt Sr

Poem of the Day

poet Sir John Suckling

Dost see how unregarded now
That piece of beauty passes?
There was a time when I did vow
To that alone;
But mark the fate of faces;
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Elizabeth Bishop

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Rider, Naomi Shihab Nye
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  7. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]