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Comment 24 of 134, added on June 8th, 2010 at 5:45 PM.
the pasture by robert frost

i wish robert frost didnt write such complicated poems for me to model in
class. i dont even like this one and it makes no sense!!

juniper from Barbados
Comment 23 of 134, added on June 8th, 2010 at 5:45 PM.
the pasture by robert frost

i wish robert frost didnt write such complicated poems for me to model in
class. i dont even like this one and it makes no sense!!

juniper from Barbados
Comment 22 of 134, added on December 13th, 2009 at 3:04 PM.
My favorite Frost Poem

My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree
Toward heaven still,
And there's a barrel that I didn't fill
Beside it, and there may be two or three
Apples I didn't pick upon some bough.
But I am done with apple-picking now.
Essence of winter sleep is on the night,
The scent of apples: I am drowsing off.
I cannot rub the strangeness from my sight
I got from looking through a pane of glass
I skimmed this morning from the drinking trough
And held against the world of hoary grass.
It melted, and I let it fall and break.
But I was well
Upon my way to sleep before it fell,
And I could tell
What form my dreaming was about to take.
Magnified apples appear and disappear,
Stem end and blossom end,
And every fleck of russet showing clear.
My instep arch not only keeps the ache,
It keeps the pressure of a ladder-round.
I feel the ladder sway as the boughs bend.

And I keep hearing from the cellar bin
The rumbling sound
Of load on load of apples coming in.
For I have had too much
Of apple-picking: I am overtired
Of the great harvest I myself desired.
There were ten thousand thousand fruit to touch,
Cherish in hand, lift down, and not let fall.
For all
That struck the earth,
No matter if not bruised or spiked with stubble,
Went surely to the cider-apple heap
As of no worth.
One can see what will trouble
This sleep of mine, whatever sleep it is.
Were he not gone,
The woodchuck could say whether it's like his
Long sleep, as I describe its coming on,
Or just some human sleep.


Mike from United States
Comment 21 of 134, added on September 17th, 2009 at 8:57 PM.

"The Pasture" is, surprisingly, a love poem that Robert Frost wrote to his
wife Elinor. It describes simple, every day pleasures on the farm, and is
light and playful in tone. Frost used this poem as an introduction in all
his books to invite the reader to "come in" and enjoy the poetry. It was
one of his early poems and was written on his farm in Derry, NH,in the
early 1900's, an idyllic time for the Frost family, before they left for
England where he was first published.

Claire from United States
Comment 20 of 134, added on October 14th, 2008 at 2:27 AM.

i am writing an essay about this poem. i'm glad to find these responses
that people have written. here's what i thought after reading it about ten
times:
most people i know say, "i won't be gone long. you just stay here." it
often seems respectful not to waste a person's time.
but i think this poem is written to a loved one. frost describes specific
chores he is going to perform, and uses specific images to convince said
person to along. i interpreted that as the kind of familiarity the poet
would have for someone he sees every day. i also think the images suggest
that the particular day(s) described in the poem is/are (a) lazy day(s),
and that all the hardest work is over with... yet chores can make good
excuse to enjoy a pretty sight or two.
i think this poem says that since life is short, and beauty so fleeting,
that we should make excuse to see as much as we can... and i think the
greatest addition to this beauty, for frost, is to have with him a person
he adores. "i sha'n't be gone long--you come too."

mike from humboldt from United States
Comment 19 of 134, added on December 3rd, 2007 at 4:57 AM.

it tooks me a while before i could fetch the point out of frost robert
poem,[the pasture]..i believe the poet in the first stanza,was trying to
shade light on how nature should be appreciated.on a bright beautiful day
commitment and dedication should be an objective."i ll only stop to rake
the leaves away.".
the second stanza based on how beautiful life could be for an
infant[totters]and the fullest joy of the the mother having her baby..'i
shan't be gone long-you come too'the poet is also offering an invitation
for the readers to appeciate life and its nature.

AWAL from Nigeria
Comment 18 of 134, added on May 13th, 2007 at 6:41 PM.

Although this poem is rather short, The Pasture can be a tricky poem to
understand. Frost feels this way about his writing because of how he is
connected to nature. It shows how a life on a pasture works. He is trying
to explain in this poem that life is no rush. He wants to express that
someone’s life can be great if you take life slow. This poem also expresses
the connection between animals and humans. It shows great detail of a cow’s
life out on a field with its family being very happy. In this poem, the
character watches how the cows take their life’s very slowly and
peacefully. It shows that the character should do the same thing too.

tyler from United States
Comment 17 of 134, added on May 13th, 2007 at 6:41 PM.

Although this poem is rather short, The Pasture can be a tricky poem to
understand. Frost feels this way about his writing because of how he is
connected to nature. It shows how a life on a pasture works. He is trying
to explain in this poem that life is no rush. He wants to express that
someone’s life can be great if you take life slow. This poem also expresses
the connection between animals and humans. It shows great detail of a cow’s
life out on a field with its family being very happy. In this poem, the
character watches how the cows take their life’s very slowly and
peacefully. It shows that the character should do the same thing too.

tyler from United States
Comment 16 of 134, added on May 13th, 2007 at 6:30 PM.

i think this poem is great, i am supposed to do this poem as an analysation
for english, it is pretty cool..

tyler from United States
Comment 15 of 134, added on January 29th, 2007 at 11:35 PM.

i really like this poem because it givs you a feelling about animals and
their personalities.

freddie from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 8. The Pasture
Volume: North of Boston
Year: 1914
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Feb 26 2002


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