Friday, January 3, 2003

Two Tramps In Mud Time Comments

Rating: 2.8

Out of the mud two strangers came
And caught me splitting wood in the yard,
And one of them put me off my aim
By hailing cheerily "Hit them hard!"

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COMMENTS
tittles 18 December 2018

buttcheeks in my mouthhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Richard 10 January 2018

Nice poem, I liked the words. My cat did too

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Person #78,214,635,480 04 November 2018

Did you know that cats are just under two points on the road if you hit them? Cats are the worst, unless the cat is more than 150lbs when fully grown. House cats are the worst.

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* Sunprincess * 18 March 2014

.....love these two stanzas...truly a pleasure to read... The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day When the sun is out and the wind is still, You're one month on in the middle of May. But if you so much as dare to speak, A cloud comes over the sunlit arch, A wind comes off a frozen peak, And you're two months back in the middle of March. A bluebird comes tenderly up to alight And turns to the wind to unruffle a plume, His song so pitched as not to excite A single flower as yet to bloom. It is snowing a flake; and he half knew Winter was only playing possum. Except in color he isn't blue, But he wouldn't advise a thing to blossom.

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Claire Thomas 13 April 2013

Stanza three is amazing.Frost does it again with his understanding of nature, verse and the human spirit.

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Andrew Hoellering 25 October 2009

Frost's aim in life is to combine what he loves to do with making a living -in his own life he moved from a vocation -teaching -to his avocation, writing poetry. No wonder he is such a great poet, combing great insights with the most subtle poetic technique.

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Jake Baskin 25 September 2008

The last paragraph is why poetry is written: So that someday, someone can write something as beautiful and insightful. It has the two great Frost traits: The depths it reaches into the human spirit, and the almost excessive discussion of nature.

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