Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
June 30th, 2016 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 315,179 comments.
Robert Frost - The Runaway

Once when the snow of the year was beginning to fall,
We stopped by a mountain pasture to say 'Whose colt?'
A little Morgan had one forefoot on the wall,
The other curled at his breast. He dipped his head
And snorted at us. And then he had to bolt.
We heard the miniature thunder where he fled,
And we saw him, or thought we saw him, dim and grey,
Like a shadow against the curtain of falling flakes.
'I think the little fellow's afraid of the snow.
He isn't winter-broken. It isn't play
With the little fellow at all. He's running away.
I doubt if even his mother could tell him, "Sakes,
It's only weather". He'd think she didn't know !
Where is his mother? He can't be out alone.'
And now he comes again with a clatter of stone
And mounts the wall again with whited eyes
And all his tail that isn't hair up straight.
He shudders his coat as if to throw off flies.
'Whoever it is that leaves him out so late,
When other creatures have gone to stall and bin,
Ought to be told to come and take him in.'

Share |

Added: Feb 1 2004 | Viewed: 4617 times | Comments and analysis of The Runaway by Robert Frost Comments (349)

The Runaway - Comments and Information

Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 22. The Runaway
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: Published/Written in 1923

Comment 349 of 349, added on December 31st, 2015 at 7:06 PM.
ZFCbmUeRtzUjLNi

b7cD02

czwYgDxm from Portugal
Comment 348 of 349, added on December 31st, 2015 at 10:36 AM.
rkiIVKxyVR

VzXeoQ

uznnMUqeHsbcIAUNddt from Netherlands
Comment 347 of 349, added on November 27th, 2015 at 11:37 PM.
HzTsJIRvYSjSpw

RFQYOr Really informative blog article.Much thanks again. Really Great.

crork service from Palestine

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, The Runaway, has received 349 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Frost Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links