Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
September 3rd, 2015 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 294,687 comments.
Robert Frost - For Once, Then, Something

Others taught me with having knelt at well-curbs
Always wrong to the light, so never seeing
Deeper down in the well than where the water
Gives me back in a shining surface picture
Me myself in the summer heaven godlike
Looking out of a wreath of fern and cloud puffs.
Once, when trying with chin against a well-curb,
I discerned, as I thought, beyond the picture,
Through the picture, a something white, uncertain,
Something more of the depths--and then I lost it.
Water came to rebuke the too clear water.
One drop fell from a fern, and lo, a ripple
Shook whatever it was lay there at bottom,
Blurred it, blotted it out. What was that whiteness?
Truth? A pebble of quartz? For once, then, something.

Share |

Added: Feb 1 2004 | Viewed: 21529 times | Comments and analysis of For Once, Then, Something by Robert Frost Comments (304)

For Once, Then, Something - Comments and Information

Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 25. For Once, Then, Something
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: Published/Written in 1923
Poem of the Day: Apr 4 2014

Comment 304 of 304, added on September 2nd, 2015 at 10:09 AM.
WaBElhjXqXqTTDJKVb

8oTbGi I really liked your article post.Thanks Again. Awesome.

crork backlinks from Bangladesh
Comment 303 of 304, added on May 30th, 2015 at 8:26 PM.
bBLcSvrdVbCucVHFYEv

LBbogq I am always invstigating online for tips that can benefit me. Thx!

crork seo from Vietnam
Comment 302 of 304, added on May 29th, 2015 at 7:35 PM.
aKSjVRLLuIGzmKCPzF

BV3lql whoah this blog is magnificent i like reading your posts. Stay up the good work! You recognize, a lot of persons are hunting around for this information, you could aid them greatly.

nick crorkz from Faroe Islands

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, For Once, Then, Something, has received 304 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