Robert Frost

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

A Time To Talk

Poem by Robert Frost

When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don't stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven't hoed,
And shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.


Comments about A Time To Talk by Robert Frost

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (8/4/2019 6:38:00 AM)

    A beautiful soliloquy throwing light on the behavioral pattern and care for friend and friendship.(Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (8/4/2019 4:11:00 AM)

    I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
    Blade-end up and five feet tall,


    greatly written
    great 10+++++(Report)Reply

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  • Thasindi (1/15/2019 2:14:00 AM)

    It is very meaningful poem .I💕this poem😄(Report)Reply

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  • Taylor Swift (5/22/2018 2:54:00 PM)

    I love this poem so much to who ever worte it i i i just love it! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !(Report)Reply

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  • Radhey shyam (5/17/2018 2:24:00 AM)

    Wow...... Nice poem and very very thank you(Report)Reply

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  • LT. Aristotle Peprah Rutherford Jr (4/26/2018 6:40:00 PM)

    I really love your poem, sometimes it touch my heart .......(Report)Reply

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  • Richard (1/10/2018 5:51:00 AM)

    Nice poem, I liked the words, yeah.(Report)Reply

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  • Anonymous (1/8/2018 11:36:00 PM)

    please sent me poem about time(Report)Reply

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  • Srushti (12/14/2017 3:58:00 AM)

    Thanks for your help for making me smile(Report)Reply

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  • Tia McBride (11/27/2017 12:17:00 PM)

    I love your poems.
    I realy want to meat you.(Report)Reply

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  • Alex SarichAlex Sarich (3/4/2017 2:53:00 PM)

    i also wish Robert Frost was still alive.(Report)Reply

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  • Tom Allport (12/24/2016 3:39:00 PM)

    there is always time to talk and listen(Report)Reply

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  • Walterrean Salley (11/24/2016 8:03:00 PM)

    (Time To Talk by Robert Frost.) **Poem holds an important moral for all.(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (3/14/2016 12:18:00 AM)

    Taking life in it's stride is no doubt an art and the same principle has been beautifully displayed in this nice poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Aftab Alam KhursheedAftab Alam Khursheed (3/11/2015 9:35:00 AM)

    Poet say beautifully that I am not among them who kills the time uselessly, simply I will not waste, yeah it is right the I may walk far to visit a friend for useful work, talking and wasting the time is not liked by the poet yet he is interested to destroy the weed(Report)Reply

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  • Mark ArvizuMark Arvizu (2/19/2015 9:33:00 AM)

    People are always more important than things(Report)Reply

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  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (4/26/2014 3:00:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine outAlready ReportedReply

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  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar NairKrishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (11/12/2013 10:17:00 AM)

    Oh how I wish we lived in times like these
    Not too busy to exchange a word or two
    With friends on horses passing by
    Under the lazy sun and a sky ever blue.....

    I welcome all to my page too for your valuable comments please(Report)Reply

    Edmund StrolisEdmund Strolis(10/6/2015 5:32:00 PM)

    Oh my, it is not a matter of time but place. Reading this poem I was thinking of the community here in central Michigan. The Amish wagon slowing to a crawl, a laugh and small talk, a pat on the side of the horses sweaty neck. These places exist, they are reality it is only when we lose community and become anonymous to one another that we stop waving to one another. We take the time to talk and then return to the quiet scraping of the hoe and wipe our brow.

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  • Zharyia Stewart (4/11/2013 5:29:00 PM)

    Awsome PoemMr. Frost(Report)Reply

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  • Walterrean Salley (4/29/2012 1:07:00 AM)

    For me, the poem, A Time to Talk, reminds of the simplicity of ole-time hospitality in its many forms. Thank you Mr. Frost.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003