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Departmental

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An ant on the tablecloth
Ran into a dormant moth
Of many times his size.
He showed not the least surprise.
His business wasn't with such.
He gave it scarcely a touch,
And was off on his duty run.
Yet if he encountered one
Of the hive's enquiry squad
Whose work is to find out God

And the nature of time and space,
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Dr Antony Theodore 08 April 2020

No one stands round to stare. It is nobody else's affair It couldn't be called ungentle But how thoroughly departmental.a very fine poem of the grear Rober Frost.. tony

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Adeeb Alfateh 15 October 2019

This is the word of your Queen.' And presently on the scene Appears a solemn mortician; great poem great write great 10++

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Savita Tyagi 15 October 2019

Marvelous poem! The rhythm, the melodious language, the depth of observation all turn this poem into an amazing read.

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Dr Antony Theodore 15 October 2019

But he no doubt reports to any With whom he crosses antennae, And they no doubt report To the higher-up at court...An ant on the table cloth..... wonderful poem. tony

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Malabika Ray Choudhury 15 October 2019

Robert Frost - one of the greatest! What a depth of observation!

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Kumarmani Mahakul 15 October 2019

An ant on the tablecloth Ran into a dormant moth Of many times his size. He showed not the least surprise........such a brilliant beginning with lofty theme. It is a beautiful poem composed by Robert Frost.

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Aniruddha Pathak 15 October 2019

A poet looks at things few can, a great one puts things in perspective in a simple but elegant ways, Robert Frost's style is always simple but elegant.

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Dominic Windram 15 October 2019

Great use of analogy evident here...thought provoking!

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Edward Kofi Louis 15 October 2019

Muse of the ant compared to the ways of mankind! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Mark Arvizu 09 August 2015

Formic....The Latin term for an ant.

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