But outer Space,
At least this far,
For all the fuss
Of the populace
Stays more popular
Than populous

Analysis, meaning and summary of Robert Frost's poem But Outer Space


  1. Nanditha Ratheesh says:

    This is such a remarkable and subjective poem! So short, yet so meaningful!

  2. anybody who lives says:

    It has much meaning to it, Robert Frost’s poems always have much meaning to it, it is close to impossible to find the meaning of the poem. His peoms are really part of many wonders.

  3. I really enjoyed this piece and it instantly got me thinking. By analyzing and thinking, I managed to de-construct and create a simple understanding of this complex poem. One thing that just couldn’t get out of my mind was just WHY there was capital S in the poem for Space

  4. poetry lover says:

    I feel like the first line means that Robert Frost is out of mental space, the second line means that he has at least worried this much and it is time to stress less, the third line that his problems and thoughts are alerting him more than the all the people and events around him. The people and events come in from the last line.

  5. Neil Phadnis says:

    It is mind-blowing that it means so much even though it is so short

  6. Prisha Rathee says:

    I think that this poem is about the space you need physically, as well as mental space.

  7. no one can contain my retardedness says:

    wht does this mean

  8. Neil Phadnis says:

    It is really good

  9. Andy Nissley says:

    This poem is small, but has so much meaning.

  10. Allyson says:

    i thought it was a great poem. When i look up at the sky now i always wonder how long it really streatches to!

  11. Josh says:

    When i look Deep in to the night sky i look at the stars I can almost feel like i am floating into space

  12. Bob says:

    It’s like one of Frost’s short poems; so much meaning, so little space. You have to look far into it.

  13. Dave Butload says:

    I like it

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