Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
August 19th, 2017 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 326,437 comments.
Robert Frost - The Kitchen Chimney

Builder, in building the little house,
In every way you may please yourself;
But please please me in the kitchen chimney:
Don't build me a chimney upon a shelf.

However far you must go for bricks,
Whatever they cost a-piece or a pound,
But me enough for a full-length chimney,
And build the chimney clear from the ground.

It's not that I'm greatly afraid of fire,
But I never heard of a house that throve
(And I know of one that didn't thrive)
Where the chimney started above the stove.

And I dread the ominous stain of tar
That there always is on the papered walls,
And the smell of fire drowned in rain
That there always is when the chimney's false.

A shelf's for a clock or vase or picture,
But I don't see why it should have to bear
A chimney that only would serve to remind me
Of castles I used to build in air.

Share |

Added: Feb 1 2004 | Viewed: 556 times | Comments and analysis of The Kitchen Chimney by Robert Frost Comments (24)

The Kitchen Chimney - Comments and Information

Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 33. The Kitchen Chimney
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: Published/Written in 1923
Poem of the Day: Mar 5 2014

Comment 24 of 24, added on July 10th, 2017 at 10:56 AM.
kvIFpglZjaoQziYaYVj

GCP5sw long time watcher and I just thought IaаАа’б‚Т€ТšаЂаŒаАа’б‚Т€ТžаБТžd drop by and say hi there there for your really initially time.

suba me from United States
Comment 23 of 24, added on May 9th, 2017 at 7:04 AM.
zgrepLXsAJWykIKIOJ

k00V9c Very neat article.Thanks Again. Awesome.

jeremy abrams from Ireland
Comment 22 of 24, added on March 4th, 2017 at 6:33 AM.
yPhFlbqILxEvRY

maWYke wow, awesome article post.Really looking forward to read more.

lovely shez from Yugoslavia

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, The Kitchen Chimney, has received 24 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