Robert Frost

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

The Soldier - Poem by Robert Frost

He is that fallen lance that lies as hurled,
That lies unlifted now, come dew, come rust,
But still lies pointed as it ploughed the dust.
If we who sight along it round the world,
See nothing worthy to have been its mark,
It is because like men we look too near,
Forgetting that as fitted to the sphere,
Our missiles always make too short an arc.
They fall, they rip the grass, they intersect
The curve of earth, and striking, break their own;
They make us cringe for metal-point on stone.
But this we know, the obstacle that checked
And tripped the body, shot the spirit on
Further than target ever showed or shone.


Comments about The Soldier by Robert Frost

  • Rookie Burt Geraldson (2/11/2014 9:43:00 AM)

    jk its stup. out da club forev (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Burt Geraldson (2/11/2014 9:42:00 AM)

    it aint stup nooooooooooooooone (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Burt Geraldson (2/11/2014 9:41:00 AM)

    i lik dis poum bcuz its gud n stuf cuz its gud. it hez gud werds nd da linz r str8 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Monday, December 22, 2014


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