Treasure Island

Robert Frost

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

For Once, Then, Something


Others taught me with having knelt at well-curbs
Always wrong to the light, so never seeing
Deeper down in the well than where the water
Gives me back in a shining surface picture
Me myself in the summer heaven godlike
Looking out of a wreath of fern and cloud puffs.
Once, when trying with chin against a well-curb,
I discerned, as I thought, beyond the picture,
Through the picture, a something white, uncertain,
Something more of the depths--and then I lost it.
Water came to rebuke the too clear water.
One drop fell from a fern, and lo, a ripple
Shook whatever it was lay there at bottom,
Blurred it, blotted it out. What was that whiteness?
Truth? A pebble of quartz? For once, then, something.

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: water, summer, truth, heaven, lost, light

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 (For Once, Then, Something by Robert Frost )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 2 comments »

New Poems

  1. سأعطيك النهار الجميل, مالك حداد
  2. Everyday Options, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. يجب أن نقتل الليل, مالك حداد
  4. Is any other God equal to Thillai Sabapa.., Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  5. World Of Our Own, Adewale Ajakanri
  6. Metaphor of life, SALINI NAIR
  7. The flouted wealth, Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos
  8. Another Day Ends, Damian Murphy
  9. Energetic Nature, Aftab Alam
  10. مختارات, سي محند

Poem of the Day

poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

The mist has left the greening plain,
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain,
The coquette rose awakes again
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. If, Rudyard Kipling
  3. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  4. Sunday Morning, Louis Macneice
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Morning, Paul Laurence Dunbar
  9. Let America be America Again, Langston Hughes
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]