Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
May 23rd, 2018 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 327,555 comments.
Robert Frost - A Soldier

He is that fallen lance that lies as hurled,
That lies unlifted now, come dew, come rust,
But still lies pointed as it ploughed the dust.
If we who sight along it round the world,
See nothing worthy to have been its mark,
It is because like men we look too near,
Forgetting that as fitted to the sphere,
Our missiles always make too short an arc.
They fall, they rip the grass, they intersect
The curve of earth, and striking, break their own;
They make us cringe for metal-point on stone.
But this we know, the obstacle that checked
And tripped the body, shot the spirit on
Further than target ever showed or shone.

Share |

Added: Feb 1 2004 | Viewed: 2224 times | Comments and analysis of A Soldier by Robert Frost Comments (274)

A Soldier - Comments and Information

Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 24. A Soldier
Volume: West-Running Brook
Year: Published/Written in 1928
Poem of the Day: Jul 13 2010

Comment 274 of 274, added on May 10th, 2017 at 1:27 PM.
KBlmkuAuZXIIL

mnLjNF Is it okay to put a portion of this on my weblog if perhaps I post a reference point to this web page?

jake jilennanal from Ecuador
Comment 273 of 274, added on February 29th, 2016 at 5:08 PM.
TsHRkspkVzy

RmtLbG website a lot of times previous to I could get it to load properly.

fiverr cocoservice from Kuwait
Comment 272 of 274, added on December 31st, 2015 at 10:54 AM.
JkaVyeNSzGhGvttWe

ZnaXuD

ZYeuJlmVJVa from Portugal

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, A Soldier, has received 274 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