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A Brook In The City

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The farmhouse lingers, though averse to square
With the new city street it has to wear
A number in. But what about the brook
That held the house as in an elbow-crook?
I ask as one who knew the brook, its strength
And impulse, having dipped a finger length
And made it leap my knuckle, having tossed
A flower to try its currents where they crossed.
The meadow grass could be cemented down
From growing under pavements of a town;

The apple trees be sent to hearth-stone flame.
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sylvia Frances Chan 27 March 2021

A very fascinating poem by the great poet and so true. Congratulations with The Modern Poem Of The Day

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Harley White 25 March 2021

Excellent as Frost always is... poignant in its portrayal of nature suffering at the hands of Man.

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The great poet Robert frost written this poem and I likes it

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Castellenas John 01 April 2019

A wonderful poem by Robert Frost. The description used is amazing.

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Purnendu Prakash Dubey 22 November 2018

Wrost poem in the world

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Richard Poomsam 31 May 2018

It was the worst poem in the world, it had no meaning

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Redmi Note 221 23 May 2018

WROST POEM IN THE WORLD

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Xiaomi Coin 442 20 January 2019

*WROST english in the world

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bob duncan 14 December 2020

it sucks, your just a nerd lol who has no life

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Savita Tyagi 21 April 2018

Such a heartwarming poem. There is a price we pay for all this modernization. And some time it is more than just the loss of natural beauty.

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Susan Williams 20 April 2018

WoW! ! Robert Frost just made me feel teary-eyed sympathy for the plight of a brook that once ran merrily under the sun until city sprawl pushed it underground into the smelly dank darkness of the sewer system. Actually I know how he feels- -urban sprawl has robbed me of all the desert around here that I used to ride for hours in all directions- now mile after mile of housing.

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Edward Kofi Louis 20 April 2018

Forever Under! ! Thanks for sharing.

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