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.

Come In
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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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 November 2023

an excellent poem typical of the master poet Robert Frost. The greatest Beauty in this poem is about everyday nature. That he turned 'everyday' into something special. Masterful effort! TOP points full

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Maggie Chase 09 November 2022

I am more a fan of short funny poems, but this one is good.

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Ruta Mohapatra 04 June 2022

I was out for the stars....lovely!

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Chinedu Dike 03 June 2022

Exquisitely crafted in verse with rhythmic splendour.

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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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