Robert Frost

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

Wind And Window Flower - Poem by Robert Frost

Lovers, forget your love,
And list to the love of these,
She a window flower,
And he a winter breeze.
When the frosty window veil
Was melted down at noon,
And the cagèd yellow bird
Hung over her in tune,
He marked her through the pane,
He could not help but mark,
And only passed her by,
To come again at dark.
He was a winter wind,
Concerned with ice and snow,
Dead weeds and unmated birds,
And little of love could know.
But he sighed upon the sill,
He gave the sash a shake,
As witness all within
Who lay that night awake.
Perchance he half prevailed
To win her for the flight
From the firelit looking-glass
And warm stove-window light.
But the flower leaned aside
And thought of naught to say,
And morning found the breeze
A hundred miles away.


Comments about Wind And Window Flower by Robert Frost

  • Rookie - 0 Points Martha Lahey (12/21/2014 4:55:00 PM)

    Great poem! (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 517 Points Stephen W (11/18/2013 2:36:00 PM)

    Awesomely brilliant, though it is a light piece. (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 0 Points Martha Lahey (12/21/2014 4:46:00 PM)

    Love this poem! Very simple, but emotionally charged.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 29, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, June 1, 2015


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