Robert Frost

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

Dust Of Snow

Poem by Robert Frost

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.

Comments about Dust Of Snow by Robert Frost

  • Andrew Hoellering (12/7/2018 2:27:00 AM)

    Thank you, Roger, for your open and generous response.(Report)Reply

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  • Solomon SenxerSolomon Senxer (10/24/2018 6:23:00 PM)

    i memorized once I read it and cannot forget it again! Too meaningful, too beautiful!(Report)Reply

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  • Queen (1/22/2018 8:34:00 PM)

    The way a row
    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 ruled.(Report)Reply

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  • Fabrizio FrosiniFabrizio Frosini (1/21/2016 6:59:00 AM)

    '' And saved some part
    Of a day I had rued. ''

    amazing 'finale'(Report)Reply

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  • Abdalla Juma Shenga (7/16/2015 5:04:00 AM)

    a short poem that says much. some time we are saved from doing terrible things from people or things we least expect.(Report)Reply

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  • Dheeraj kry (2/12/2015 9:46:00 AM)

    A simple and very meaningful poem that tells us about our attitude towards life and things. The hemlock tree is a poisonous tree and crow is an ugly bird,although all these things changes the mood of the poet and he utilised some part the day that he was going to ruin. In more practical terms,the poet addresess that we can learn a good lesson from a bad evidence also if our attitude towards life is positive.(Report)Reply

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (1/2/2015 8:55:00 AM)

    A winter poem in short lines and from great poet. Nice to read.(Report)Reply

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  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (4/26/2014 3:18:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine outAlready ReportedReply

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  • * Sunprincess * (10/26/2012 6:30:00 PM)

    Wow glad the crow lifted his spirits after having a day of regrets..makes me
    wonder what he was regretting..fabulous! .. :)(Report)Reply

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  • Gul naz (7/11/2010 9:38:00 PM)

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

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  • Andrew Hoellering (5/25/2009 12:49:00 PM)

    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.(Report)Reply

    Rogelio GuillermoRogelio Guillermo(12/6/2018 11:39:00 AM)

    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 (12/27/2007 5:04:00 AM)

    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.(Report)Reply

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  • Blue Clouds (1/16/2006 11:05:00 AM)

    This is such a cute little poem! It amazes me how much meaning this little thing could have behind its face.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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