Robert Frost

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

One Step Backward Taken - Poem by Robert Frost


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  • (12/29/2009 4:54:00 AM)


    This sounds like a step in time, and in the right direction.
    The poem is surely a metaphor for standing back and not following the crowd.
    The ‘one step backward taken’ is significant. Discretion may be the better part of valour, but it may look like cowardice to those hell-bent on fashionable disaster.
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  • (4/3/2008 10:18:00 PM)


    This is a great poem that can be understood if you open your mind (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Friday, September 9, 2011


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