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A Minor Bird

Rating: 3.4

I have wished a bird would fly away,
And not sing by my house all day;

Have clapped my hands at him from the door
When it seemed as if I could bear no more.

The fault must partly have been in me.
The bird was not to blame for his key.

And of course there must be something wrong

In wanting to silence any song.
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Mahtab Bangalee 18 November 2020

And of course there must be something wrong In wanting to silence any song. /// The minor bird is the hidden poetic mind which wanna fly more high or flee away from the chaotic life; the poetic mind wanna sing but sometimes it feels good in silence- Who will say what should be done of this poetic mind

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Adeeb Alfateh 18 November 2020

I have wished a bird would fly away, And not sing by my house all day; /// I wish the bird would be master genius like this poet

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Edward Kofi Louis 18 November 2020

Songs of the bird! Muse of your mind. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Khairul Ahsan 18 November 2020

'And of course there must be something wrong In wanting to silence any song' - Yes, a song is sung to be heard, not hushed.

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Deluke Muwanigwa 18 November 2020

Very true. That must be something wrong in silence what a poet..a bard...a bird wants to sing/write. The bird was singing a discord...the wrong key....yeah that could be irritating. Interesting. I have a " little birdie" ..it sings in key but when i fill in syllable and words to the tune sometimes its uplifting sometimes accusatory.

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Harley White 18 November 2020

I always enjoy reading the poems of Robert Frost, and this is one I really like.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 18 November 2020

And of course there must be something wrong In wanting to silence any song...... fantastic concluding with outstanding concept. It is one of the most beautiful poem of Robert Frost. Five stars.

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Sarah Persson 18 November 2020

I'm sure we've all been here and done that. Perfectly placed words which we can all relate to

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Sylvia Frances Chan 18 November 2020

Amazingly composed by Robert Frost. An excellent metaphored poem Simple but most beautifully worded. Must I give immortal poets 5 Stars? Well, with all pleasure, but he cannot take notice of that anymore. Tad pity! I have enjoyed reading this so many times. Congratulations to the family of the late great poet Robert Frost.

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Varsha M 18 November 2020

In name of minor bird Frost managed to convey how we suppress others only because I was disturbed. How mean I become as I silence the bird's song. This inspires me to pen one for my collection.

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