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Comment 85 of 685, added on July 26th, 2011 at 9:07 PM.
dust of snow

I think Frost was thinking about the dynamism between the natural world of
life/death, yin/yang, luck, chance/ determinism and the fallout from that.
(simply put, s**t happens!) CROW ON SNOW
HIs observation of life/death interaction, its randomness: SHOOK DOWN on
ME
Left him with a new sense of possiblities; a new perspective.
How would you feel if you observed a crow on a branch, stepping around,
letting snow fall from its perch, landing on you? Maybe the snow fell on
your upturned face and you had to laugh!

christine from United States
Comment 84 of 685, added on July 19th, 2011 at 12:42 PM.
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Wowza, problem solved like it never hapepend.

Billybob from Romania
Comment 83 of 685, added on July 18th, 2011 at 4:31 AM.
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Great thinking! That rellay breaks the mold!

Latricia from Lithuania
Comment 82 of 685, added on July 18th, 2011 at 1:07 AM.
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Got it! Thanks a lot again for hleping me out!

Lynsey from Mongolia
Comment 81 of 685, added on July 3rd, 2011 at 11:37 AM.
COMMENTS

I am always like the poem by Robert Frost.When I read this poem a someone
changes also came in my life.I think that this is about someone vrey
pessimistic.

SITANSHU from India
Comment 80 of 685, added on April 9th, 2011 at 1:09 AM.

I have taught this poem to three different groups of stdents. I found a new
meaning in these lines. In my opinion that is where the true beauty of this
poem.

sachin kharat from India
Comment 79 of 685, added on January 15th, 2011 at 11:34 PM.
a dust of snow

one of my favorite poems- I like the fact that it was written as a sort of
"dare" i.e. can you write a poem from any phrase? the phrase was "Dust of
snow"

John Carver from United States
Comment 78 of 685, added on March 1st, 2010 at 7:13 AM.

My favourite poem of all time! Reminds you that hope can be found in the
darkest of places. The images of the crow and hemlock tree (which are
symbolic of death) would (we naturally suppose) provoke a feeling of
melancholy. Instead, 'it saved some part of a day I had rued.' Lovely,
warming and musical!

Emily from United Kingdom
Comment 77 of 685, added on February 12th, 2010 at 8:31 PM.
Dust of Snow

The hemlock tree Frost knew in New England was probably Tsuga canadensis --
a lovely evergreen, not to be confused with poison hemlock -- conium
maculatum, a tall flowering plant that looks a little like elder (Sambucus
sp.) seen in roadside ditches.

rosemary from United States
Comment 76 of 685, added on February 12th, 2010 at 10:04 AM.
Dust of Snow

While walking in the woods the other day, a dust of snow fell down on me
from the feathery branch of a hemlock tree and reminded me of the Frost
poem. I have always loved its brief and joyous experience. Why analyze it
to death? It's a bit of perfection in every way!

Lyn from United States

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Information about Dust of Snow

Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 19. Dust of Snow
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: 1923
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 153 times
Poem of the Day: Jan 22 2004


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