Comment 10 of 20, added on January 3rd, 2009 at 1:20 PM.
robert frost grew up on a farm and rode a pig and had a fight with a
doctor. also his lovers climbed mountains and thats what this poem is truly
Comment 9 of 20, added on January 13th, 2008 at 9:50 AM.
well this poem, i have read many a time and i am beginning to come to terms
with it all now, i find it very inspiring in my work as a glamour model
margaret atwell from United Kingdom
Comment 8 of 20, added on December 5th, 2007 at 4:57 AM.
If you grew up in the country, truly, you understand natural decay and "to
every season turn, turn," and you do not grieve too long and certainly know
that the birds don't.
Comment 7 of 20, added on December 5th, 2007 at 1:55 AM.
I'd have to disagree with some of the aforementioned ideas. I think this
poem is about the relationship of nature to human emotion and suffering. By
saying "For them there was really nothing sad" he is saying that human
loss doesn't reflect on nature, which in this poem is represented by the
phoebes. The birds are singing and flying around, and the tulips are
growing regardless of the fact the farmhouse was a desolate wreck.
from United States
Comment 6 of 20, added on May 1st, 2006 at 3:53 PM.
I think this poem has got a lot of emotions in it. It's about the great
human feelings in contrast with the lack of feelings in nature. The speaker
is giving a sense of sadness, regret, and the idea of abandoned things.
He's trying to give the birds human feelings "Their murmur more like the
sigh we sigh". It's obvious in the poem that there's no sentiment in
nature. Things other than human beings don't have feelings and emotions.
That's all what i can say about this poem. I think its quiet interesting!
Norah from Saudi Arabia
Comment 5 of 20, added on December 5th, 2005 at 10:56 AM.
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Comment 4 of 20, added on November 13th, 2005 at 10:57 AM.
Literally the poem is about a desolated farmhouse whhich burned leaving a
barn, inhabited by birds. This poem is written in quatrains. It contrasts
the views of man and nature with 'the will of the wind'. Nature just
carries on like 'the lilac renewed its leaf And the aged elm although
touched with fire' however the man made objects like the 'pump' and 'wire'
don't renew. I think the metaphorical meaning is that there is a gulf
between human artiface and nature.
Nick from United Kingdom
Comment 3 of 20, added on October 3rd, 2005 at 6:04 AM.
Rahul was very critical of the poem and is not even caring to look for the
from United Kingdom
Comment 2 of 20, added on September 16th, 2005 at 11:09 AM.
THIS POEM WAS DISGUSTING
Comment 1 of 20, added on November 10th, 2004 at 10:30 AM.
It seems that Frost knew how deeply loss could be felt. In his poem
“Bereft” he seems to be discussing the death of a loved one. This poem also
describes the way life is after some loss. It might be the death of a
spouse or child. It might be after a divorce. Or it may be from the loss of
a job or some possession like your house that just burned to the ground.
When it is over, it is so significant that you imagine that the birds
themselves know how serious it is.
from United States
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