Robert Frost

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

Storm Fear

Poem by Robert Frost

When the wind works against us in the dark,
And pelts with snow
The lowest chamber window on the east,
And whispers with a sort of stifled bark,
The beast,
'Come out! Come out!'-
It costs no inward struggle not to go,
Ah, no!
I count our strength,
Two and a child,
Those of us not asleep subdued to mark
How the cold creeps as the fire dies at length,-
How drifts are piled,
Dooryard and road ungraded,
Till even the comforting barn grows far away
And my heart owns a doubt
Whether 'tis in us to arise with day
And save ourselves unaided.

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  • Sylvaonyema UbaSylvaonyema Uba (4/11/2018 5:33:00 AM)

    When the wind works against us in the dark.

    Nicely written and well communicated.

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  • Rogelio GuillermoRogelio Guillermo (10/9/2017 7:07:00 PM)

    I love Robert Frost's play on words in his poems... a great lesson(Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (9/24/2017 2:19:00 PM)

    How the cold creeps as the fire dies at length, -
    How drifts are piled,
    Nicely penned.(Report)Reply

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    Breathtakingly beautiful poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Stephen W (1/18/2013 4:07:00 PM)

    I think this poem is really about the weather.
    He lived on a farm in the US North East, having grown up in San Francisco, where such storms would have been unknown. The fear of being snowed in is very real.(Report)Reply

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  • Lauren Love (12/26/2011 1:59:00 AM)

    The poem, to me, shows what type of fear srikes a person when a storm comes, and not being a sotrm as in weather, but inside the soul storm. Good job Robert :)(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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