Friday, January 3, 2003

The Gift Outright Comments

Rating: 3.0
The land was ours before we were the land's.
She was our land more than a hundred years
Before we were her people. She was ours
In Massachusetts, in Virginia,


Robert Frost
Tom Allport 21 December 2016
every gift comes with a price?
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* Sunprincess * 06 November 2013
nice original thoughts... an ode to the land :)
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Derek Cooplanca 21 May 2013
i think this poem is pretty good, just like my cat turning into a poptart and flying around in space eating junk food
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Space cat 05 July 2019
That is f ing funny :)
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William F Dougherty 20 April 2012
Robert Frost recited 'The Gift Outright' at the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy in 1961. The right poem by the right poem at the right time.
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Andrew Hoellering 02 January 2010
In the beginning America was taken forgranted by its settlers. Americans at first considered themselves English colonials, and it was only when they became independent that they were able to take possession of their country and make it truly their own. This meant to explore, to cultivate, to farm, to make their land sing in history, poetry, story and in song. Frost as always does not shirk the unpleasantness involved, but the violent dispossession of Indian tribes and others is implied rather than stated outright.
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