Robert Frost

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

A Girl's Garden - Poem by Robert Frost

A neighbor of mine in the village
Likes to tell how one spring
When she was a girl on the farm, she did
A childlike thing.

One day she asked her father
To give her a garden plot
To plant and tend and reap herself,
And he said, 'Why not?'

In casting about for a corner
He thought of an idle bit
Of walled-off ground where a shop had stood,
And he said, 'Just it.'

And he said, 'That ought to make you
An ideal one-girl farm,
And give you a chance to put some strength
On your slim-jim arm.'

It was not enough of a garden
Her father said, to plow;
So she had to work it all by hand,
But she don't mind now.

She wheeled the dung in a wheelbarrow
Along a stretch of road;
But she always ran away and left
Her not-nice load,

And hid from anyone passing.
And then she begged the seed.
She says she thinks she planted one
Of all things but weed.

A hill each of potatoes,
Radishes, lettuce, peas,
Tomatoes, beets, beans, pumpkins, corn,
And even fruit trees.

And yes, she has long mistrusted
That a cider-apple
In bearing there today is hers,
Or at least may be.

Her crop was a miscellany
When all was said and done,
A little bit of everything,
A great deal of none.

Now when she sees in the village
How village things go,
Just when it seems to come in right,
She says, 'I know!

'It's as when I was a farmer...'
Oh never by way of advice!
And she never sins by telling the tale
To the same person twice.

Topic(s) of this poem: girl

Comments about A Girl's Garden by Robert Frost

  • Rajnish Manga (7/14/2018 11:50:00 PM)

    A little girl's dream project coming to fruition.
    Quite an interesting and inspiring narrative in a sweet lyrical poem.
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  • Mahtab Bangalee (7/14/2018 10:27:00 PM)

    she never sins by telling the tale
    To the same person twice.
    yeah she never sins by telling or doing according to this tale of gesture! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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  • (7/14/2018 11:49:00 AM)

    A great lesson behind the story. I like it. Thanks for sharing the inspiring poem. (Report) Reply

  • Adrian Flett (7/14/2018 4:41:00 AM)

    A girl's role metaphorically speaking. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (7/14/2018 3:42:00 AM)

    Such a great poem by Robert Frost👍👍👍 (Report) Reply

  • (7/14/2018 1:25:00 AM)

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  • (7/14/2018 1:24:00 AM)

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  • (7/14/2018 1:22:00 AM)

    b͎a͎s͎i͎c͎a͎l͎l͎y͎ g͎e͎t͎ p͎a͎i͎d͎ i͎n͎ t͎h͎e͎ r͎a͎n͎g͎e͎ o͎f͎ $9000-$11000 a͎ m͎o͎n͎t͎h͎ f͎r͎o͎m͎ w͎o͎r͎k͎i͎n͎g͎ o͎n͎l͎i͎n͎e͎ a͎t͎ h͎o͎m͎e͎. a͎n͎y͎o͎n͎e͎ p͎r͎e͎p͎a͎r͎e͎d͎ t͎o͎ w͎o͎r͎k͎ b͎a͎s͎i͎c͎ f͎r͎e͎e͎l͎a͎n͎c͎e͎ j͎o͎b͎s͎ f͎o͎r͎ f͎e͎w͎ h͎ a͎ d͎a͎y͎ f͎r͎o͎m͎ y͎o͎u͎r͎ l͎i͎v͎i͎n͎g͎ r͎o͎o͎m͎ a͎n͎d͎ e͎a͎r͎n͎ d͎e͎c͎e͎n͎t͎ p͎a͎y͎c͎h͎e͎c͎k͎ f͎o͎r͎ d͎o͎i͎n͎g͎ i͎t͎ (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (7/14/2018 1:00:00 AM)

    A gardener's delight. Not mine. (Report) Reply

  • (6/25/2018 7:52:00 AM)

    Nice 😍 (Report) Reply

  • (5/17/2018 10:06:00 AM)

    Very nice poem (Report) Reply

  • (4/7/2018 11:07:00 AM)

    Nice poems (Report) Reply

  • (2/8/2018 6:10:00 PM)

    You had one job lay ONE JOB tho grow the WEED (Report) Reply

  • (1/5/2018 9:23:00 AM)

    Add a comment. wonderful tale waking up initiatives history to smile back on (Report) Reply

  • (12/26/2017 9:54:00 PM)

    Very nice poem (Report) Reply

  • (12/14/2017 1:49:00 PM)

    Im only 15 and I LOVE this poem. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/14/2017 11:04:00 AM)

    Such a nice poem! Represents Me! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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