Robert Frost

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

Revelation - Poem by Robert Frost

We make ourselves a place apart
Behind light words that tease and flout,
But oh, the agitated heart
Till someone find us really out.

'Tis pity if the case require
(Or so we say) that in the end
We speak the literal to inspire
The understanding of a friend.

But so with all, from babes that play
At hide-and-seek to God afar,
So all who hide too well away
Must speak and tell us where they are.


Comments about Revelation by Robert Frost

  • Steven Wisniewski (6/9/2018 11:34:00 AM)


    A lovely poem, clearly it's about the masks we wear in front of others whilst hiding our true selves. (Report) Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (10/5/2017 1:56:00 PM)


    We make ourselves a place apart
    Behind light words that tease and flout,
    But oh, the agitated heart
    Till someone find us really out.

    A structurally unique poem shared.
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  • (3/13/2016 1:20:00 PM)


    How can one logically argue with what another see as the meaning?
    The structure - now that sings..
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  • (3/13/2016 1:17:00 PM)


    I appreciate the beauty of it's structure, the perception of the intent, may well vary. (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2013 12:10:00 PM)


    I believe Robert's meaning came through in the last stanza..
    well written with no hidden meaning!
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  • (4/29/2012 2:58:00 AM)


    So all who hide too well away
    Must speak and tell us where they are.

    The last stanza well sums up this poem.
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  • (4/19/2005 10:47:00 PM)


    i would guess that this peom truely means what you want it to mean. Some may think it means once you develop a strong relationship with God you'll understand yourself. But others may think God made you the way you are to affect they way those around you are. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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