Come In Poem by Robert Frost

Come In

Rating: 3.9


As I came to the edge of the woods,
Thrush music -- hark!
Now if it was dusk outside,
Inside it was dark.

Too dark in the woods for a bird
By sleight of wing
To better its perch for the night,
Though it still could sing.

The last of the light of the sun
That had died in the west
Still lived for one song more
In a thrush's breast.

Far in the pillared dark
Thrush music went --
Almost like a call to come in
To the dark and lament.

But no, I was out for stars;
I would not come in.
I meant not even if asked;
And I hadn't been.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Andrew Hoellering 28 December 2009

Frost’s best poems carry their own inner music. His gift as an observer is to become part of nature without ever wishing to intrude into what he is describing. This humility in the face of a force that Frost feels to be greater than himself has never been better expressed than in the last verse of this remarkable poem, which ranks with Hardy’s The Darkling Thrush that may well have inspired it.

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Robert Howard 30 July 2006

This beautiful poem is set to music by Randall Thompson in a set called Frostiana. The setting for Come In is for Women's voices with a solo flute part to portray the thrush. Other poems in the set are The Road Not Taken, The Pasture, Stopping by Woods, The Telephone and Choose Something Like a Star.

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* Sunprincess * 26 October 2012

oh the music of the thrush at sunset and the beauty of the stars..fabulous!

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Brian Jani 26 April 2014

Awesome I like this poem, check mine out

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Ramesh Rai 26 March 2014

Like a cascade flowing with a rythemic sound.

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Anil Kumar Panda 02 May 2020

Great poem from a great poet. Loved it. Like to read again and again.

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Dr Antony Theodore 02 May 2020

But no, I was out for stars; I would not come in. I meant not even if asked; And I hadn't been. i was out for stars, i am not satisfied with all that is mundane. a very fine poem. tony

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Kumarmani Mahakul 02 May 2020

It is one of the best poem of Robert Frost. Today it has been chosen as the modern poem of the poem of the day.

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Mahtab Bangalee 02 May 2020

The last of the light of the sun That had died in the west Still lived for one song more In a thrush's breast.....greatly written; superb expression on the hopeful life

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Harley White 02 May 2020

Brilliant as is the poetry of Frost, this one deceptively simple though more sinister than it appears...

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