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.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
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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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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Blue Clouds 16 January 2006

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

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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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Solomon Senxer 24 October 2018

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

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Queen 22 January 2018

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.

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