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A Hillside Thaw

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To think to know the country and now know
The hillside on the day the sun lets go
Ten million silver lizards out of snow!
As often as I've seen it done before
I can't pretend to tell the way it's done.
It looks as if some magic of the sun
Lifted the rug that bred them on the floor
And the light breaking on them made them run.
But if I though to stop the wet stampede,
And caught one silver lizard by the tail,

And put my foot on one without avail,
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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 July 2021

2) I have enjoyed very much this fantastic Modern Poem Of The Day!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 July 2021

1) A hillside thaw, causes ten million silver lizards out of snow! A lovely tale occurred within the eyes and mind of the great poet Robert Frost, the result: a very entertaining poem between heaven and earth and there betwixt,

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Khairul Ahsan 05 January 2019

'In the confusion of them all aglitter, And birds that joined in the excited fun By doubling and redoubling song and twitter, I have no doubt I'd end by holding none' - wonderful four lines that I liked, among many of the poem.

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Douglas Scotney 04 January 2019

I was thrown by 'stray'. Is this the correct version of verse 2? 'Across each other and side by side they lay. The spell that so could hold them as they were Was wrought through trees without a breath of storm To make a leaf, if there had been one, stir. It was the moon’s she held them until day, One lizard at the end of every ray. The thought of my attempting such a stay! '

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Ramesh T A 04 January 2019

Composition of a poem of an unusual matter seems a delight to read if it is done by great poets like Robert Frost indeed!

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Edward Kofi Louis 04 January 2019

The wet stampede! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Adrian Flett 04 January 2019

'To make a leaf, if there had been one, stir.' Just one of the beautiful lines that grace this wonderful description of a thaw hastened by the sun but arrested by the moon. 'speel ' spell? ? ?

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Bernard F. Asuncion 04 January 2019

And caught one silver lizard by the tail, And put my foot on one without avail, Marvbelous write by Robert Frost.....................

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Lisa Shea 31 December 2018

This poem has multiple typos in it. Just look at the actual book, whoever posted this didn't do ever basic checks.

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Bhagabat Prasad Hotta 08 November 2018

I love the nature....... It is a nice poem about the nature.......

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