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Robert Frost - To E.T.

I slumbered with your poems on my breast
Spread open as I dropped them half-read through
Like dove wings on a figure on a tomb
To see, if in a dream they brought of you,

I might not have the chance I missed in life
Through some delay, and call you to your face
First solider, and then poet, and then both,
Who died a soldier-poet of your race.

I meant, you meant, that nothing should remain
Unsaid between us, brother, and this remained--
And one thing more that was not then to say:
The Victory for what it lost and gained.

You went to meet the shell's embrace of fire
On Vimy Ridge; and when you fell that day
The war seemed over more for you than me,
But now for me than you--the other way.

How ever, though, for even me who knew
The foe thrust back unsafe beyond the Rhine,
If I was not speak of it to you
And see you pleased once more with words of mine?

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To E.T. - Comments and Information

Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 20. To E.T.
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: Published/Written in 1923
Poem of the Day: Mar 2 2013

Comment 12 of 12, added on April 6th, 2016 at 5:56 AM.
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Comment 11 of 12, added on March 30th, 2016 at 5:57 PM.
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Comment 10 of 12, added on February 29th, 2016 at 2:57 PM.
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