Robert Frost

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

The Demiurge's Laugh


It was far in the sameness of the wood;
I was running with joy on the Demon’s trail,
Though I knew what I hunted was no true god.
It was just as the light was beginning to fail
That I suddenly heard—all I needed to hear:
It has lasted me many and many a year.

The sound was behind me instead of before,
A sleepy sound, but mocking half,
As of one who utterly couldn’t care.
The Demon arose from his wallow to laugh,
Brushing the dirt from his eye as he went;
And well I knew what the Demon meant.

I shall not forget how his laugh rang out.
I felt as a fool to have been so caught,
And checked my steps to make pretence
It was something among the leaves I sought
(Though doubtful whether he stayed to see).
Thereafter I sat me against a tree.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

Do you like this poem?
3 person liked.
1 person did not like.

Form:


Read poems about / on: running, tree, joy, light, god, hunting

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 (The Demiurge's Laugh by Robert Frost )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. After a Death , Tomas Tranströmer
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]