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Robert Frost - Acceptance

When the spent sun throws up its rays on cloud
And goes down burning into the gulf below,
No voice in nature is heard to cry aloud
At what has happened. Birds, at least must know
It is the change to darkness in the sky.
Murmuring something quiet in her breast,
One bird begins to close a faded eye;
Or overtaken too far from his nest,
Hurrying low above the grove, some waif
Swoops just in time to his remembered tree.
At most he thinks or twitters softly, 'Safe!
Now let the night be dark for all of me.
Let the night bee too dark for me to see
Into the future. Let what will be, be.'

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Acceptance - Comments and Information

Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 8. Acceptance
Volume: West-Running Brook
Year: Published/Written in 1928
Poem of the Day: Apr 22 2014

Comment 8 of 8, added on May 23rd, 2012 at 3:54 PM.

incredibly the definition if logan.

not you. from China
Comment 7 of 8, added on April 10th, 2009 at 2:47 PM.

yes, agree. My personal take is that this does not have to do with Frost's own death- but instead about accepting things outside of our control (in general) and specifically, about his own need to come to terms with acceptance at a painful rate given the many times he faced the death of loved ones in his lifetime (mom, sister, wife, children).

amy from United States
Comment 6 of 8, added on March 23rd, 2009 at 8:38 PM.

Hey, all intelligent Chris - Frost died in 1963. Poem was written in '28. End of career- notsomuch.

Anyways, great poem, etc etc

"Let the night be too dark for me to see" - Darkness is coming, the most popular interpretation is death.
Let what will be, be - You can't change what's going to happen (night will fall, people will die, etc), so let it be. THUS the name of the poem, acceptance, the speaker is accepting their fate


Bob from United States

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