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Analysis and comments on The Silken Tent by Robert Frost

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Comment 18 of 328, added on April 23rd, 2007 at 2:49 AM.

Poor baby wants to be shakespear, but he's to weak. Anyone who shares such
weakness, whether by loneliess or hurt, and tries to draw from this poem
will remain so - is that, in its nature turned out, not beatiful?

window from United States
Comment 17 of 328, added on April 11th, 2006 at 9:11 PM.

After his wife died he fell in love with a gal by the name of Kay Morrison.
This poem is actually about her. There is no deep meaning about women
rights or anything like that. Sorry. Doing research about the poet will
tell you alot about the poem. Just a tip.

rick from United States
Comment 16 of 328, added on March 10th, 2006 at 5:26 PM.

In my opinion the poem talks about a woman's faith (silken tent-feels very
soft but very hard to tear) in God (cedar pole) , which is being put into
test.That even in the thick of temptation (sunny summer breeze) she holds
on to be chaste.... Bless her..

than from United Kingdom
Comment 15 of 328, added on February 21st, 2006 at 8:36 PM.

Negro, this poem aint about no white itch in a tent its about jesus and the
reencarnation into a BLACK JESUS! AMEN! and for the dude from belgium you
should read this poem again cuasue you got this shizncik all WRONG! IT be
looking like a HOT MESS! so once you get your shiz together you come back
on here and give another comment untill then go suck on someting... EVIL

Shaneequa from Cuba
Comment 14 of 328, added on February 19th, 2006 at 3:54 PM.

cuz guys are just ropes. but it's an interesting idea and maybe you can
come up with something that would be backed up by the poem but still way
out there...like, bondage doesn't really sound so great - what's up with

lejla from Azerbaijan
Comment 13 of 328, added on February 15th, 2006 at 11:26 PM.

I think this poem is beautiful, it's about a women, and how there are many
strings or ropes holding her up, but without them she would be nothing.
Without a rope to hold up the tent, the tent would just be a pile on the

Rachel V. from Canada
Comment 12 of 328, added on February 10th, 2006 at 3:36 AM.

a beautiful poem with a typical indian concept of how the woman is fragile
and also bound by traditional ties of responsibilities and duties , and yet
strong morally and emotionally . Her life is guided by her conscience and
her love encompasses all around her. Storms may bombard all around her but
like the 'central pole' her soul looks heavenward and she remains

Bhavana Bandekar from India
Comment 11 of 328, added on February 2nd, 2006 at 9:51 PM.

The poem is actually written about a flirt. He starts by calling her
beuatiful and then precedes to speak about guys, which in this case means I
think guy wires. Wires used to hold a pole up. She has many "guys." He then
talks about her "sureness" and then goes on to say that when one rope
becomes taut she feels confined and moves on.

Chris O from United States
Comment 10 of 328, added on January 19th, 2006 at 8:55 PM.

The tent in my opinion is a women's soul (perhaps his wife or a daughter
who he was close to) and the cedar pole is trying to uplift her to heaven.
The silken ties are perhaps the love and memories that are keeping her
spirit close to earth. Now, I feel that Frost's other poems such as God's
Garden and The Path Not Taken set up a spirtual background for his later
poetry, creating this understanding of God and Nature. I feel that in this
poem Frost expresses an rare understanding of the hardships of letting
loved ones go, even when our thoughts are keeping that person from fully
moveing on.

Adam from United States
Comment 9 of 328, added on January 10th, 2006 at 5:44 AM.

This is one of the great love poems of the C20 century. Frost speaks of an
ideal relationship between man and woman, seeing her as both committed and
free - there is a link here to the loving observation of the woman in Simon
and Garfunkle´s Bride over Troubled Water. Incidentally, the supporting
central cedar pole is surely intended as a sexual reference. A great poem
by an evergreen poet.

andrew from United Kingdom

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: The Silken Tent
Volume: A Witness Tree
Year: 1942
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Apr 23 2007

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