Robert Frost

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

A Question

Poem by Robert Frost

A voice said, Look me in the stars
And tell me truly, men of earth,
If all the soul-and-body scars
Were not too much to pay for birth.


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  • Glenn D. (2/14/2020 7:00:00 AM)

    The narrator brings focus upon pessimism that innately abides in most humans who have been hurt or wronged by the myriad ways people have developed to deceive or work against one another. So what? Life is still worth living.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (6/17/2019 11:14:00 PM)

    A voice…..what it is? …look me in the stars! The rest part is left for others to examine …A great poem by the great poet Robert Frost(Report)Reply

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  • Tom Allport (6/17/2019 12:18:00 PM)

    A painful answer for all of natures beautiful sights.(Report)Reply

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (6/17/2019 11:09:00 AM)

    A great thought provoking poem. In Vedic philosophy it is said that Supreme Being created the Universe for its own enjoyment- Ananda. Looking at our pain and suffering I wonder if It asks that question?(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (6/17/2019 11:04:00 AM)

    Questions of love and life.

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Glen KappyGlen Kappy (6/17/2019 8:48:00 AM)

    Hmmm... I wonder if Frost himself could identify the “me” in this poem. What it brings to mind for me is the description of the incarnation (and what followed) of St Paul in Philippians 2: 5-11. -GK(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (6/17/2019 7:23:00 AM)

    Wonderfully said. 'If all the soul-and-body scars
    Were not too much to pay for birth. ' Thought provoking drop.(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (6/17/2019 5:52:00 AM)

    An intricate question posed by the great craftsman through this simple looking four liner.(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (6/17/2019 3:44:00 AM)

    hardly I reach a question to this four lines(Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (6/17/2019 2:00:00 AM)

    If all the soul-and-body scars
    Were not too much to pay for birth.

    great write, great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (6/17/2019 1:29:00 AM)

    If all the soul-and-body scars
    Were not too much to pay for birth.....outstanding conceptualization. Beautiful poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (6/17/2019 12:24:00 AM)

    One of the best poems by Robert Frost.......(Report)Reply

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  • Reshad ScottReshad Scott (1/1/2019 9:36:00 AM)

    so how is 2019 so far?(Report)Reply

    Messssssy(1/20/2019 10:16:00 AM)

    As robert frost says it is..too much to pay for birth

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  • Genetal (11/24/2018 6:43:00 PM)

    It's 4 lines how do you frickin mess up twice(Report)Reply

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  • BIG OOF (10/30/2018 6:43:00 PM)

    when he messes up like

    OOOOOOFFFFF(Report)Reply

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  • Mo KE (9/13/2018 10:43:00 AM)

    When the audio dude messes up LOLL(Report)Reply

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  • Carino Trevino (6/29/2018 7:15:00 PM)

    To live and brave the slings and arrows is really worth being born. I agree(Report)Reply

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  • Hassan Musa Muhammad (6/7/2018 12:35:00 PM)

    Add a comment.Yeah, life is unreasonably complex. I reason with Frost.(Report)Reply

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  • Unknown (5/9/2018 4:18:00 PM)

    What is the meaning behind A question by Robert Frost?(Report)Reply

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  • bilbo (5/3/2018 1:00:00 AM)

    c'mon dude, really? You absolutely destroyed this poem.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Monday, July 18, 2011


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