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.


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  • pheonix1988 (6/10/2020 8:59:00 AM)

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  • Solomon SenxerSolomon Senxer (9/2/2019 9:46:00 PM)

    And dear Bob, I tried to sing along,
    But then I realized I don't have a song.

    So, I decided to put this up
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    I love Robert Frost!(Report)Reply

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  • Andrea (7/12/2019 11:57:00 AM)

    Came from a YouTube video, got a beautiful poem.(Report)Reply

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  • aiden (4/2/2019 2:44:00 PM)

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  • daudi mahat (5/8/2018 2:25:00 PM)

    it was a nice...........................poem(Report)Reply

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  • demoer (3/15/2018 12:10:00 PM)

    what type of poem is it limer haiku
    what(Report)Reply

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    jill bastardykk(6/16/2018 11:42:00 PM)

    I love all them peaches!

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  • ...... (2/16/2018 6:10:00 PM)

    when was this poem made?(Report)Reply

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  • isaiah walker (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

    Nick Gurr(4/20/2020 12:43:00 PM)

    Who gives a flying fuggle?

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  • keekee (12/12/2017 7:59:00 PM)

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

    my name is isaiah walker(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

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  • Terence Collings (2/18/2017 9:15:00 AM)

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

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  • Gee Kay (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! ! !(Report)Reply

    mimi2(1/28/2019 11:45:00 PM)

    maybe you should reread the poem. All God's creatures got a place in the choir

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  • * Sunprincess * (2/15/2016 10:35:00 AM)

    .......a minor bird is an excellent metaphor...very nicely expressed ★Already ReportedReply

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  • Kenya SpearKenya 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

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003