On a Tree Fallen Across the Road Poem by Robert Frost

On a Tree Fallen Across the Road

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(To hear us talk)

The tree the tempest with a crash of wood
Throws down in front of us is not bar
Our passage to our journey's end for good,
But just to ask us who we think we are

Insisting always on our own way so.
She likes to halt us in our runner tracks,
And make us get down in a foot of snow
Debating what to do without an ax.

And yet she knows obstruction is in vain:
We will not be put off the final goal
We have it hidden in us to attain,
Not though we have to seize earth by the pole

And, tired of aimless circling in one place,
Steer straight off after something into space.



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jgrpapeika 23 June 2018

We are humans bent on subduing nature in the name of progress. Sometimes nature's power gives us a slight pause, but we continue on in our hubris and confidence. When we destroy this planet we will start on Space.

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whow did 09 April 2018

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Ruta Mohapatra 28 October 2017

' We will not be put off......in us to attain' - Each one of us has felt that driving force inside us. The poet has spoken for all. A great poet indeed!

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