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.


Comments about A Question by Robert Frost

  • (3/28/2018 6:30:00 PM)


    I think I have an answer. For some, the answer is yes, it was too much to pay. Especially when we never chose to be born. For others, the answer is no. It wasn't too much because it was an adventure. They had a chance to make a difference, to change the world. It was all worth it in the end, and we were lucky to have step foot upon this earth. Perspective. This one is a beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/22/2018 11:05:00 AM)


    An immediate favourite (Report) Reply

  • (12/14/2017 9:22:00 AM)


    ... nice poem i guess (Report) Reply

  • (12/5/2017 10:00:00 AM)


    This guy sounds retarded. He messed up in the audio recording and should've just re-recorded instead of failing to try again. Is this what the world has come to? Being too lazy to just click stop and just restart? (Report) Reply

  • (11/15/2017 8:21:00 PM)


    Lol the guy on the video messed up (Report) Reply

  • Rogelio Guillermo (10/28/2017 4:35:00 PM)


    For God so loved the world.... John 3: 16 (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (2/16/2017 5:22:00 PM)

    tom allport
    an amazing poem of was it worth it to be born? or better to have stayed in the stars? (Report) Reply

  • Alex Sarich (2/16/2017 1:42:00 PM)


    i wish i could write like R.F. (Report) Reply

  • (11/24/2016 7:52:00 PM)


    (A Question by Robert Frost.) Thought provoking. (Report) Reply

  • Jonaid Ahmed (7/9/2016 1:30:00 AM)


    I love that one.Worth writing (Report) Reply

  • (6/28/2016 10:40:00 AM)


    Poem are the best way to express ones thought (Report) Reply

  • (3/14/2016 12:13:00 AM)


    Fantastic question raised by a great poet. (Report) Reply

  • (2/28/2016 4:18:00 PM)


    God may be expressing doubt over whether human life is worth it, and wants their opinion. (Report) Reply

  • Alisha Castle (12/24/2015 1:57:00 PM)


    Excellent deep thinking poetry (Report) Reply

  • Chetan Pandey (12/16/2015 8:59:00 PM)


    A great poem..... Whatever said is true (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (3/11/2015 9:27:00 AM)


    The question contains the Answer our actions and deeds that imprints on earth is the debt paid of our birth, very strong and giving a message that all must pay the debt of own birth with virtue and action unto human kind ... (Report) Reply

  • Godfrey Morris (2/22/2015 8:11:00 PM)


    A worthy question indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Mark Arvizu (2/12/2015 9:20:00 AM)


    It was worth it.......... (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (11/13/2014 11:08:00 AM)


    I believe that everyone was born for a purpose. We
    must all live life to the fullest and play an important
    part in it. Very thought provoking.
    (Report) Reply

  • Ishita Chakrabarty (8/14/2014 2:31:00 PM)


    I loved this poem.Short yet lucid.Makes us ponder upon the essence of life :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Monday, July 18, 2011


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