Dust Of Snow Poem by Robert Frost

Dust Of Snow

Rating: 3.8

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

Gul naz 11 July 2010

Really it is a very small poem but it has all the power to mesmerize you and keep you reading again and again.

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Maggie Chase 09 November 2022

I agree wholly.

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Andrew Hoellering 25 May 2009

The 'way' in the first line is left to us to imagine, or as Shakespeare puts in the Henry V, on your 'imaginary forces work.' Drinking hemlock is the way that Socrates chose to die, so beauty and death are deliberately linked here. We all have dark moods, and the second stanza speaks of the healing effects of nature. Frost in this terrific poem follows the three principles of imagism; no superficial word, direct treatment, and metrical metre rather than mere cadence.

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Rogelio Guillermo 06 December 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share us your interpretations... it makes reading these poems less stressful...You're the best. I only read poems you interpret...

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Errol Francis 27 December 2007

I first heard this poem 10 years ago and never knew who wrote it. I don't pretend to understand poetry but this short verse appeals to me. I must find out more about it.

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Maggie Chase 09 November 2022

This poem is so very great! It is one of my very favorite poems. My favorite is "A Book" by Emily Dickinson. This one is my second favorite. What s some of your favorite poems.

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Maggie Chase 09 November 2022

This is one of my all time favorite poems! Thank you Mr. Frost! ! ! ! ! !

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Jasmina Ljuhar 21 December 2021

I love this poem & find it very moving. For me it is a 5 star poem.

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Darkleo 30 August 2020

How it can be

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Andrew Hoellering 07 December 2018

Thank you, Roger, for your open and generous response.

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