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Robert Frost - Waiting

Afield at dusk

What things for dream there are when specter-like,
Moving amond tall haycocks lightly piled,
I enter alone upon the stubbled filed,
From which the laborers' voices late have died,
And in the antiphony of afterglow
And rising full moon, sit me down
Upon the full moon's side of the first haycock
And lose myself amid so many alike.

I dream upon the opposing lights of the hour,
Preventing shadow until the moon prevail;
I dream upon the nighthawks peopling heaven,
Or plunging headlong with fierce twang afar;
And on the bat's mute antics, who would seem
Dimly to have made out my secret place,
Only to lose it when he pirouettes,
On the last swallow's sweep; and on the rasp
In the abyss of odor and rustle at my back,
That, silenced by my advent, finds once more,
After an interval, his instrument,
And tries once--twice--and thrice if I be there;
And on the worn book of old-golden song
I brought not here to read, it seems, but hold
And freshen in this air of withering sweetness;
But on the memor of one absent, most,
For whom these lines when they shall greet her eye.

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Waiting - Comments and Information

Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 13. Waiting
Volume: A Boy's Will
Year: Published/Written in 1913
Poem of the Day: Sep 5 2009

Comment 11 of 11, added on March 30th, 2014 at 1:24 PM.
Test, just a test

Hello. And Bye.

XRumerTest from Brazil
Comment 10 of 11, added on January 21st, 2011 at 10:44 AM.

I am going to memorize this poem for Language Arts class but, If I understood the meaning it would be easier. Does anyone know the meaning?
Thanks

KaitKait from United States
Comment 9 of 11, added on January 21st, 2010 at 9:16 AM.
DESIGN - Robert Frost

To me Frost is great poet because he uses frightening lines that calls the attention of the reader to cogitate about the beliefs about GOD. (see his DICTION)

Joseph kamuntu from Uganda

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