The Aim Was Song Poem by Robert Frost

The Aim Was Song

Rating: 3.4


Before man to blow to right
The wind once blew itself untaught,
And did its loudest day and night
In any rough place where it caught.

Man came to tell it what was wrong:
It hadn't found the place to blow;
It blew too hard - the aim was song.
And listen - how it ought to go!

He took a little in his mouth,
And held it long enough for north
To be converted into south,
And then by measure blew it forth.

By measure. It was word and note,
The wind the wind had meant to be -
A little through the lips and throat.
The aim was song - the wind could see.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kory Beach 20 May 2008

brilliant idea, brilliantly written

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Gary Zmolek 26 March 2014

The poem is misquoted. The first line should read: Before man came to blow it right The line as typed makes no sense. Also, the original poem had every other line indented 5 spaces. It should appear that way. Hopefully this will be corrected.

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* Sunprincess * 30 August 2015

....an incredible poem with an.amazing metaphor ?

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T Rajan Evol 14 August 2015

Great work..............it makes a world of difference.

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T Rajan Evol 14 August 2015

Inspiring poetry. I always enjoy reading such poems.

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Patricia Vega 17 July 2018

I understand it, and I Love it.

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Sylvaonyema Uba 11 April 2018

He took a little in his mouth Nicely written Sylva

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The Grammar Nazi 27 December 2017

There is a typo on the first line of the poem; Before man to blow to right should be, Before man to blow it right. You're welcome!

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Rogelio Guillermo 09 October 2017

Such a masterful use of personification... That is what Robert Frost is great for

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 05 October 2017

A little through the lips and throat. The aim was song - the wind could see. Nice poem.

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