Robert Frost

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

Devotion - Poem by Robert Frost

The heart can think of no devotion
Greater than being shore to ocean -
Holding the curve of one position,
Counting an endless repetition.


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  • (4/24/2019 8:32:00 PM)

    Only the chosen few can take this poem to heart. (Report)Reply

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  • Khairul Ahsan (2/11/2019 10:59:00 AM)

    A brilliant four liner that fully deserves the honor. (Report)Reply

    (2/27/2019 7:29:00 PM)

    No one cares what you think

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  • (2/10/2019 10:48:00 PM)

    Simple poem with great wisdom, The rhyme is expressive and symbolic. (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/10/2019 6:21:00 PM)

    A fantastic poem by the one of the greatest poets of all time.... (Report)Reply

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  • (2/10/2019 8:35:00 AM)

    A profound four liner composed by a great modern poet. (Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (2/10/2019 7:22:00 AM)

    Full of wisdom in just four lines.
    Brilliant write in its simplicity.
    To my Poem List.
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  • Glen Kappy (2/10/2019 7:15:00 AM)

    this made me smile. i wonder if frost was walking a beach when the idea came to him. -gk (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (2/10/2019 4:27:00 AM)

    In my position just like well balanced emotions to God, to my grandparents, to my parents, to my children, a steady emotive healthy relationship. Such a smartest brevity RF had created. WOW! CONGRATULATIONS for being chosen as the Modern Poem Of The Day. Hurray! Directed to the great family of the world famous poet. G.B.U. All. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/10/2019 3:43:00 AM)

    A write that flows just as surely as a loyal heart beats? (Report)Reply

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  • Adrian Flett (2/10/2019 3:20:00 AM)

    This short poem speaks of the constancy over time of love and devotion.
    'Holding the curve of one position, '
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  • Mahtab Bangalee (2/10/2019 2:41:00 AM)

    here the HEART is counting ONENESS eternity (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (2/10/2019 12:38:00 AM)

    God is greater than ocean and he is full of values and beauty of creation. Holding the curve of position we have great devotion for him. This is an excellent poem definitely. (Report)Reply

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  • Practicing Poetess (2/10/2019 12:26:00 AM)

    Remaining steady.
    That's what devotion is.
    Robert Frost captured it well, in few words.
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  • Madhabi Banerjee (4/29/2017 6:44:00 AM)

    awsome.smart writing (Report)Reply

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  • (11/24/2016 8:32:00 PM)

    (Devotion by Robert Frost.) **The poet seems to find the ocean's motion mesmerizing (spell bounding) . The poem is food for thought. (Report)Reply

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  • Mizzy ........ (9/7/2016 2:36:00 PM)

    Very smart piece of writing! (Report)Reply

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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (9/7/2016 10:30:00 AM)

    Brilliant with the words from heart. Brilliant with intelligence to mathemetise emotions.
    Great even today The genius Frost.......................................Unique.
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  • (9/7/2016 10:29:00 AM)

    Great thoughts in small poem of great poet. (Report)Reply

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/7/2016 9:59:00 AM)

    What can be more than this devotion where thoughts cannot be measured by its depth. Profound thoughts in few words. Loved it. (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (9/7/2016 9:02:00 AM)

    So nice. Short and to the point. Loved it. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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