poet Robert Frost

Robert Frost

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Spring Pools

These pools that, though in forests, still reflect
The total sky almost without defect,
And like the flowers beside them, chill and shiver,
Will like the flowers beside them soon be gone,
And yet not out by any brook or river,
But up by roots to bring dark foliage on.

The trees that have it in their pent-up buds
To darken nature and be summer woods -
Let them think twice before they use their powers
To blot out and drink up and sweep away
These flowery waters and these watery flowers
From snow that melted only yesterday.

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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  • Luke gallagher (9/26/2019 3:56:00 AM)

    I hate poems! ! I hate poems i hate them

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    Idjit(12/13/2019 1:16:00 PM)

    Luke why u here then take ur negative vibes elsewhere 😂😂

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  • Sabhi Sarwar (10/21/2018 8:36:00 AM)

    Really I love this poem Spring Pools

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  • DenisDaily (5/24/2018 11:30:00 PM)

    Really nice! I loved it! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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  • Justin (4/12/2018 12:10:00 PM)

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    love poems(11/2/2018 3:39:00 PM)

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  • ShilohDyall (12/6/2017 6:17:00 PM)

    I love spring a whole lot

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (10/5/2017 1:49:00 PM)

    These flowery waters and these watery flowers
    From snow that melted only yesterday.
    Beautiful poem shared.

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (4/5/2016 7:39:00 PM)

    The pools of water in a forest do not disappear by evaporation, they are soaked up by the ground to give life and nutrients and strength to the trees and other vegetation. But life is a competitive thing even in nature. The trees grow tall and thick and their leaves [dark foliage] rob the ground below of light. The flowers and lesser forms of vegetation, needing sunlight, die away and the forest becomes dark and gloomy. All is not always sunny and skippy-dippy in Frost poems, you know. That's what I enjoy about him- - the range of topic and voice.

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  • Barry MiddletonBarry Middleton (4/5/2016 6:53:00 AM)

    Frost's use of imagery always amazes me. Earth is a reflection of the sky but only almost without defect. Actually I think the defects are understated here but I still like the poem.

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (4/5/2016 6:15:00 AM)

    Manifestations of nations in the woods during spring time excellently narrated. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (4/5/2016 1:03:00 AM)

    With defect! And to respect nature. Thanks for sharing.

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  • * Sunprincess * (1/27/2013 12:25:00 PM)

    a true lover of nature, well written and enjoyable!

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