Robert Frost

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

A Minor Bird - Poem by Robert Frost

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.


Comments about A Minor Bird by Robert Frost

  • Mahtab Bangalee (2/19/2018 1:06:00 AM)


    wow lovely short-

    there must be something wrong
    In wanting to silence any song
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  • (2/18/2018 8:05:00 PM)


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  • (2/16/2018 6:10:00 PM)


    when was this poem made? (Report) Reply

  • (1/29/2018 8:23:00 PM)


    I was born on a wednessday 2005 vi am twelve yers old turning this year in twenty 18 will be 13. i started to wright hikus for my school i hope to be like robert frost some day. the first one that i wrote was spring dew. (Report) Reply

  • (12/12/2017 7:59:00 PM)


    That poem was wonderful it even open up my heart frost you got the talent (Report) Reply

    (1/29/2018 8:28:00 PM)

    i am isaiah walker i am in the sixth grad this year in 2018 i will be 13. i was born in 2005, i write hykus
    fir my school

  • Rogelio Guillermo (10/20/2017 2:46:00 AM)


    The poet is right. Often, the problem is subjective. (Report) Reply

  • (2/18/2017 9:15:00 AM)

    Pastoral Recollection
    Nobody writes bucolic life like Frost. Of lyric heart in every stay of seasons' vein. Just astonishing! (Report) Reply

  • (4/22/2016 4:18:00 PM)


    A blackbird sounds so hateful.
    His caw is not a song.
    When trying to enjoy nature,
    That hateful sound is just wrong! ! !
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  • (2/15/2016 10:35:00 AM)

    Report mid=5672646
    .......a minor bird is an excellent metaphor...very nicely expressed ★ Already Reported Reply

  • Kenya Spear (2/5/2016 8:15:00 PM)


    This is one of my favorite poems by Frost, my favorite poet. The poem reminds me of myself, how I once acted up and was ugly and sad and when I was feeling angry, alone, mad and disappointed. Sometimes at those times, I took my frustrations out. displacement, I think it is called. (Report) Reply

  • Titto Mutunguti (10/16/2015 4:04:00 PM)


    noisy bird, , like a hornbill... (Report) Reply

  • (9/28/2015 7:29:00 AM)


    very very nice poem, I enjoyed the poem very well. (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope (9/7/2015 9:52:00 PM)


    Love Frost and I can relate to this poem! (Report) Reply

  • Mark Arvizu (12/19/2014 10:41:00 AM)


    Silence is also a great song.... (Report) Reply

  • (12/15/2014 8:01:00 PM)


    He is troubled, he is sad, that is why he doesn't want to hear the bird's song. A bird's song is a lovely thing, a call of nature, or of love to a mate. Perhaps he is broken hearted and wants to shut himself away.... (Report) Reply

  • (12/10/2014 8:58:00 AM)


    This is an excellent and beautiful nature poem. (Report) Reply

  • (12/10/2014 8:57:00 AM)


    This is an excellent and beautiful nature poem. (Report) Reply

  • (9/25/2014 11:18:00 AM)


    I mean, it depends. If the bird has a sound of a shrill, extremely loud lady, I would probably want it to leave. (Report) Reply

  • (5/20/2014 5:00:00 AM)


    This was an excellent rhymer! (Report) Reply

  • Dawn Fuzan (4/27/2014 9:04:00 AM)


    This us really good (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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