poet Robert Frost

Robert Frost

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A Boundless Moment

He halted in the wind, and - what was that
Far in the maples, pale, but not a ghost?
He stood there bringing March against his thought,
And yet too ready to believe the most.

'Oh, that's the Paradise-in-bloom,' I said;
And truly it was fair enough for flowers
had we but in us to assume in march
Such white luxuriance of May for ours.

We stood a moment so in a strange world,
Myself as one his own pretense deceives;
And then I said the truth (and we moved on) .
A young beech clinging to its last year's leaves.

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003
Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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  • Kingsley EgbukoleKingsley Egbukole (10/4/2019 4:00:00 AM)

    A wonderful imagination poetically articulated. Kingsley Egbujkole

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  • Castellenas JohnCastellenas John (3/31/2019 2:58:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem for Spring/trees by the talented Poet.

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  • Gunvanti algar (10/2/2018 5:18:00 AM)

    I like mr. Robert and the poems he rights.....

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  • Alex Daizy (5/12/2018 7:21:00 AM)

    Seriously short of words...its so just.....you know well you know, AMAZINGLY SUPRISING CH.:

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  • Vincent KrennerichVincent Krennerich (4/10/2018 4:28:00 PM)

    Truly an inspiring poem

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  • Alina KaikeyiAlina Kaikeyi (4/10/2018 2:48:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem, simply beautiful.

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (4/10/2018 2:21:00 PM)

    That last line- -we're kind of like that young beech clinging to its last year’s leaves. We cling to the past and tend to be a little leery of the changes that time brings into our lives. But not matter what we do, life is changing all around us all. We can’t live in the past, it's leaving.

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (4/10/2018 12:00:00 PM)

    We stood a moment so in a strange world, .........this is the essence of the poem. Beautifully presented.

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (4/10/2018 9:35:00 AM)

    I wish I could understand this poem a little more. These images are so obscure and so many meanings can be derived from them apart from some good ones that some readers have supplied. Still I liked the poem putting in to it what my thoughts would like to imagine.

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  • Nudershada CabanesNudershada Cabanes (4/10/2018 6:06:00 AM)

    Another brilliant poem from one of America's literary masters. Beautiful.

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (4/10/2018 3:43:00 AM)

    Host, most, cost, lost! Not a ghost! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (4/10/2018 2:03:00 AM)

    Such a wonderful poem by Robert Frost👍👍👍

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  • Pranab K ChakrabortyPranab K Chakraborty (4/10/2018 2:03:00 AM)

    A classic another piece of word-art.... But of another world perhaps. Here the time bleeds in every sphere of humanised civilization. Can't communicate with nature this classic way.

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (4/10/2018 1:45:00 AM)

    Inspiration from Nature makes Poet Frost to express his ideas best!

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  • ankush (2/3/2018 12:37:00 AM)

    Add a comment.awesome

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  • Sumant (12/4/2017 8:33:00 PM)

    Nice poem I like it Very beautiful

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  • * Sunprincess * (11/14/2015 6:44:00 PM)

    .........beautiful imagery....very nice to read ★

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  • Mark ArvizuMark Arvizu (12/24/2014 8:59:00 AM)

    Clinging to last years leaves.....great line! Great title for a song or another poem

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  • Akanksha BhattAkanksha Bhatt (6/4/2014 7:17:00 AM)

    this is really a good poem.. I like it..

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  • Dawn FuzanDawn Fuzan (4/27/2014 8:58:00 AM)

    This us really good

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