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Robert Frost - Hyla Brook

By June our brook's run out of song and speed.
Sought for much after that, it will be found
Either to have gone groping underground
(And taken with it all the Hyla breed
That shouted in the mist a month ago,
Like ghost of sleigh-bells in a ghost of snow)--
Or flourished and come up in jewel-weed,
Weak foliage that is blown upon and bent
Even against the way its waters went.
Its bed is left a faded paper sheet
Of dead leaves stuck together by the heat--
A brook to none but who remember long.
This as it will be seen is other far
Than with brooks taken otherwhere in song.
We love the things we love for what they are.

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 9. Hyla Brook
Volume: Mountain Interval
Year: Published/Written in 1916
Poem of the Day: Aug 31 2009

Comment 21 of 21, added on May 28th, 2009 at 12:39 AM.

Maybe Frost isn't refering to any specific phenomenon but is just commenting on the nature of true love in all of its forms, that although the things we love aren't always the way we want them to be, if we truly love them we can accept and love who they are in all of their forms. The brook undergoes many unattractive forms like when it dries up, yet it is still loved nonetheless.

Chris from United States
Comment 20 of 21, added on January 16th, 2008 at 7:15 PM.

I am studying Robert Frost Poetry for a level and so far i have really enjoyed it. He shows deep meanings throught his poems which has a real affect on the reader.
I think hyla brook represents the change in his life, which is shown through the changing seasons.
Good lucky everyone with all the poems!

Annie from United Kingdom
Comment 19 of 21, added on May 23rd, 2007 at 2:30 PM.

There are brooks. There are raging rivers. Some are life out loud. Some are quiet. Some demand attention. Some command attention and deeper thought. Robert Frost has always spoken to my heart!

Shirley Eliakis from United States

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