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A Brook In The City - Poem by Robert Frost

The farmhouse lingers, though averse to square
With the new city street it has to wear
A number in. But what about the brook
That held the house as in an elbow-crook?
I ask as one who knew the brook, its strength
And impulse, having dipped a finger length
And made it leap my knuckle, having tossed
A flower to try its currents where they crossed.
The meadow grass could be cemented down
From growing under pavements of a town;
The apple trees be sent to hearth-stone flame.
Is water wood to serve a brook the same?
How else dispose of an immortal force
No longer needed? Staunch it at its source
With cinder loads dumped down? The brook was thrown
Deep in a sewer dungeon under stone
In fetid darkness still to live and run --
And all for nothing it had ever done
Except forget to go in fear perhaps.
No one would know except for ancient maps
That such a brook ran water. But I wonder
If from its being kept forever under,
The thoughts may not have risen that so keep
This new-built city from both work and sleep.


Comments about A Brook In The City by Robert Frost

  • Bronze Star - 2,795 Points Rogelio Guillermo (10/26/2017 1:15:00 PM)

    building a new road is a big undertaking.... well done. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 65,910 Points * Sunprincess * (9/19/2015 10:40:00 AM)

    .........this is very sad both the brook and apple trees
    were destroyed...two life giving sources..shame on
    those who did this ★ (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,402 Points Mark Arvizu (2/11/2015 9:22:00 AM)

    The river still runs............... (Report) Reply

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Poems About City

  1. 1. A Brook In The City , Robert Frost
  2. 2. The City In The Sea , Edgar Allan Poe
  3. 3. A Sunset Of The City , Gwendolyn Brooks
  4. 4. City That Does Not Sleep , Federico García Lorca
  5. 5. City Trees , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  6. 6. The City Planners , Margaret Atwood
  7. 7. The Alchemist In The City , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  8. 8. Beleaguered City, The , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  9. 9. A Description Of A City Shower , Jonathan Swift
  10. 10. A City Winter , Frank O'Hara
  11. 11. Beautiful City , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  12. 12. City Of Ships , Walt Whitman
  13. 13. The City In Which I Loved You , Li-Young Lee
  14. 14. The White City , Claude McKay
  15. 15. The City Of The Dead Xx , Khalil Gibran
  16. 16. Report From The Besieged City , Zbigniew Herbert
  17. 17. ***barbarism In Pink City Again! ! ! , Dr subhendu kar
  18. 18. To One Who Has Been Long In City Pent , John Keats
  19. 19. City Visions , Emma Lazarus
  20. 20. City Of Orgies , Walt Whitman
  21. 21. Nightfall In The City Of Hyderabad , Sarojini Naidu
  22. 22. Block City , Robert Louis Stevenson
  23. 23. The City , Constantine P. Cavafy
  24. 24. The City Limits , Archie Randolph Ammons
  25. 25. On The Amtrak From Boston To New York City , Sherman Alexie.
  26. 26. Leaving White King City , Li Po
  27. 27. When Dawn Comes To The City , Claude McKay
  28. 28. Once I Pass'D Through A Populous City , Walt Whitman
  29. 29. The City Dead-House , Walt Whitman
  30. 30. Up At A Villa--Down In The City , Robert Browning
  31. 31. The City Of Dreadful Thirst , Banjo Paterson
  32. 32. Henry James In The Heart Of The City , Erica Jong
  33. 33. When The Assault Was Intended To The City , John Milton
  34. 34. Hymn Of The City , William Cullen Bryant
  35. 35. Fire-Fly City , Henry Van Dyke
  36. 36. The City Bushman , Henry Lawson
  37. 37. In Honour Of The City Of London , William Dunbar
  38. 38. The City At The End Of Things , Archibald Lampman
  39. 39. Sonnet: O City, City , Delmore Schwartz
  40. 40. The City And The Sea , Emily Pauline Johnson
  41. 41. A Map Of The City , Thom Gunn
  42. 42. The City That Will Not Repent , Vachel Lindsay
  43. 43. City Of Light , Scarlett Treat
  44. 44. The Soul Of The City Receives The Gift O.. , Vachel Lindsay
  45. 45. Come, Here Is Adieu To The City , Robert Louis Stevenson
  46. 46. City Of Doom , Doom and Gloom
  47. 47. To The City Of London , William Dunbar
  48. 48. The City Of The Soul: Ii , Lord Alfred Douglas
  49. 49. City On The Sea? ? Wael Moreicheh , WAEL MOREICHEH
  50. 50. The Beautiful City Of Perth , William Topaz McGonagall
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