Robert Frost

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

Now Close The Windows - Poem by Robert Frost

Now close the windows and hush all the fields:
If the trees must, let them silently toss;
No bird is singing now, and if there is,
Be it my loss.

It will be long ere the marshes resume,
I will be long ere the earliest bird:
So close the windows and not hear the wind,
But see all wind-stirred.

Comments about Now Close The Windows by Robert Frost

  • Gold Star - 13,715 Points Susan Williams (10/10/2015 1:09:00 PM)

    Hush- the Master Poet is speaking and oh how his voice resonnates (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,351 Points Mark Arvizu (4/22/2015 9:09:00 AM)

    Time to hear other sounds...... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 943 Points Stephen W (7/5/2013 2:55:00 PM)

    It's about Autumn. He closes the window as it's getting cold. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 36,460 Points * Sunprincess * (10/31/2012 12:52:00 AM)

    wow..a masterpiece..well expressed..fabulous.. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Andrew Hoellering (1/4/2010 3:09:00 AM)

    The poem describes how much is lost to the poet by the simple act of closing the window, but as so often when one loses one source of happiness, another remains.
    (Line six incidentally should read, ‘It will be long ere the earliest bird.’) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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