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Comment 14 of 90, added on August 10th, 2010 at 4:35 AM.

here in Australia, we love this poem and the kangaroos in my backyard loved

it
too!! cool huh!! no but really this was an excellent poem!!


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Comment 13 of 90, added on November 13th, 2009 at 9:38 AM.

here in Canada, we love this poem and the mounties in my backyard loved it

too!! cool huh!! no but really this was an excellent poem!!

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Comment 12 of 90, added on November 1st, 2009 at 5:08 AM.

here in ireland, we love this poem and the leprechauns in my backyard loved
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too!! cool huh!! no but really this was an excellent poem!!

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Comment 11 of 90, added on October 12th, 2009 at 10:26 AM.

I can witness to the line Frost added, on Paul Sirotta's cassette tape. I
heard the added line in 1958 or 1959. Frost spoke at Mount Holyoke College,
and what I have remembered vividly from that event is the added line to
"Provide, Provide." He paused theatrically after reading the poem itself,
and added "Cause if you don't, somebody else will provide for you," That
line I'm sure of; I'm not so sure whether he added, "And how will you like
that!" I do know I ran back to my room and looked up the poem, because I
didn't remember those words in the printed poem. They weren't in the
printed poem. I'm glad that they're on cassette, at least.

There's a new book (2009) Robert Frost: Speaking on Campus. It's
edited by Edward Connery Latham, from transcriptions of tape recordings of
Frost's campus appearances. The "provide, provide, or someone else will
provide for you" did not make it into the book. It should have.

S Peterson from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: Provide, Provide
Volume: A Further Range
Year: 1936
Added: Feb 20 2003
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