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Analysis and comments on Gathering Leaves by Robert Frost

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Comment 9 of 99, added on November 18th, 2008 at 6:13 PM.

To me, this is about his poems. At least I know I feel this way about my

Happy Pappy says "Robert Frost must have had too much time on his hands if
he actually thought it was good." I suspect with Frost it wasn't so much
that he thought it was good as that he realized it was not half bad - the
old six of one, half dozen of another thinking that is so typical of the
people whose geography he shared. He only claimed to have written a few
that he knew would be "hard to get rid of."

Comment 8 of 99, added on November 18th, 2008 at 2:29 PM.

okay happy pappy if you realized that the poem has a much deeper meaning
than just raking leaves you would find this poem sad and realistic and i
assure you that you would easily find a personal connection with it.

sally from United States
Comment 7 of 99, added on December 20th, 2006 at 10:15 AM.

This poem is fun to read because it brings back child memories

Ben barry from United States
Comment 6 of 99, added on March 15th, 2006 at 2:06 PM.

i looooooved this poem. its so sweet and simple. It reminds me of when i
lived in New Hampshire and was raking leaves. I can picture everything!

tina from United States
Comment 5 of 99, added on September 9th, 2005 at 8:29 AM.

Wonderful Poem... it evokes such visual images... the leaves seem as ideas
that are so abundant....who knows where the harvest will stop... love it..

Steve Bailey from United States
Comment 4 of 99, added on December 5th, 2004 at 6:38 PM.

I do not understand how anyone can think that this poem is boring. I had to
do a project on it for school. I think this poem is wonderful!!

Emily from United States
Comment 3 of 99, added on October 25th, 2004 at 8:46 AM.

this poem is quite boring. i can't imagine what it took to write a poem
about gathering leaves after they fell from a tree. there is nothing poetic
about it. they're just leaves. Robert Frost must have had too much time on
his hands if he actually thought it was good.

Happy Pappy from Australia
Comment 2 of 99, added on October 22nd, 2004 at 9:44 PM.

I too heard this poem on the public radio station yesterday. It was lost
and now found again since I recited it more than 30 years ago in Mr.
Haussen's Modern Poetry High School Class at Amity. What a delight is is
to share it tonight with my 9 year-old son.

Antone from United States
Comment 1 of 99, added on October 21st, 2004 at 8:50 PM.

Just heard this poem read on the Radio. What a delight! I was on the way
home after a rough day at the office, and this is just what I needed to
cleanse myself of all the rigours of my job. My bride will be home later
this evening, as she has a meeting with her womens Art group. I'll be all
alone, and drinking a beer, thinking about this refreshing little Autumn

Allen James from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 37. Gathering Leaves
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: 1923
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Mar 25 2012

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