Robert Frost

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

Acceptance

Poem by Robert Frost

When the spent sun throws up its rays on cloud
And goes down burning into the gulf below,
No voice in nature is heard to cry aloud
At what has happened. Birds, at least must know
It is the change to darkness in the sky.
Murmuring something quiet in her breast,
One bird begins to close a faded eye;
Or overtaken too far from his nest,
Hurrying low above the grove, some waif
Swoops just in time to his remembered tree.
At most he thinks or twitters softly, 'Safe!
Now let the night be dark for all of me.
Let the night bee too dark for me to see
Into the future. Let what will be, be.'


Comments about Acceptance by Robert Frost

  • Douglas M Wilber (1/26/2020 6:14:00 PM)

    In two editions of Frost’s work that have this poem (West-Running Brook,1936, Henry Holt and Company, and Frost, Collected Poems, Prose, & Plays,1995, Library of America) , line 13 is
    “Let the night be too dark for me to see...”
    Not one bee.(Report)Reply

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  • Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess (10/30/2019 9:52:00 PM)

    Time to rest, and sleep on it.
    Tomorrow is a new day.
    The birds know.
    Thank you, PH, for posting Robert Frost's poem as Poem of the Day!(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (10/30/2019 3:24:00 PM)

    Night! Nature! !
    Muse;
    Facing the truth.


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

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (10/30/2019 12:01:00 PM)

    'Let what will be, be'.... Wise are the birds!(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (10/30/2019 10:36:00 AM)

    Very nice poem on evening and fall of night. Beautifully crafted and makes a great reading. Loved it.

    'At most he thinks or twitters softly, 'Safe!
    Now let the night be dark for all of me.
    Let the night bee too dark for me to see
    Into the future. Let what will be, be.''... is very nice and interesting. Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Harley WhiteHarley White (10/30/2019 7:39:00 AM)

    Always a pleasure to read poems by Frost like this excellent sonnet. I wonder why the word 'bee' in the first line of the final couplet?(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (10/30/2019 5:27:00 AM)

    Let the night bee too dark for me to see
    Into the future. Let what will be, be.' /// greatly penned(Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (10/30/2019 3:02:00 AM)

    When Nature closes her eyes as the day is done, the evening then night comes as it must be.
    This natural cyclus must be done and the day will turn into night, Only Robert Frost wrote this lovely poem
    in his own way, sheer poetry! I love this very much, simple but poetic. We are happiest that he added another loading in poetry. I have enjoyed every word, so loveliest said and beautifullt worded. Thank you so much!(Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (10/30/2019 2:54:00 AM)

    The elegant cyclus of the day
    can only be recited by Frost
    all green, fresh and grey
    will all soon turn in moss.
    CONGRATULATIONS to the family of Robert Frost for this Modern Poem Of The Day. Hurray!
    May Robert rest in peace.(Report)Reply

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  • Dominic WindramDominic Windram (10/30/2019 2:08:00 AM)

    Wonderful sonnet by Robert Frost about accepting one's fate in life via the prism of nature.(Report)Reply

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  • five charecters (5/20/2019 7:32:00 AM)

    I did not like this poem it was not good(Report)Reply

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  • Dhruvi Rupesh Shah (2/23/2019 11:01:00 AM)

    It is a very good poem And it helped me for my project.... Thank you(Report)Reply

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  • Makanaka (9/27/2018 12:16:00 AM)

    Such an amazing poem. Very well done.! ! ! !(Report)Reply

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  • Aubrey (5/3/2018 8:11:00 PM)

    Amazing A perspective of nature and the difference of light and dark.(Report)Reply

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  • jonathab yu (12/5/2017 12:00:00 PM)

    what type of soneet is thisssssssssss(Report)Reply

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  • Narendra Kumar VermaNarendra Kumar Verma (8/24/2017 4:28:00 AM)

    This
    Poem is a beautiful drsctiption about nature and defines the beautiful night after sunset i.e total darkness for all.(Report)Reply

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  • Tom Allport (12/24/2016 3:44:00 PM)

    we are the same as the bird come darkness then we are scared(Report)Reply

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  • Arnel LanorioArnel Lanorio (12/17/2016 1:54:00 AM)

    Robert Frost's poems are simply about nature and then reflected in them are insights about life. Wonderful combination!(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 10, 2016



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