A SATURATED meadow,
Sun-shaped and jewel-small,
A circle scarcely wider
Than the trees around were tall;
Where winds were quite excluded,
And the air was stifling sweet
With the breath of many flowers, —
A temple of the hear.

There we bowed us in the burning,
As the sun’s right worship is,
To pick where none could miss them
A thousand orchises;
For though the grass was scattered,
yet every second spear
Seemed tipped with wings of color,
That tinged the atmosphere.

We raised a simple prayer
Before we left the spot,
That in the general mowing
That place might be forgot;
Or if not all so favored,
Obtain such grace of hours,
that none should mow the grass there
While so confused with flowers.

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6 Comments

  1. David says:

    this peom is amazing! im going 2 read it in front of my class. Jodie and Jemia: calling this peom gay wont make u straight.

  2. cc says:

    this is my favorite poem by robert frost!!!also its a really good poem so don’t call it gay

  3. jenny says:

    my comment is mostly for jodie and jemia. are you retarded? you are criticizing a beautiful poem and calling it gay, even though you have not read it. i suppose i just answered my own question. yes you are retarded. i guess it makes sense then that you based your opinion of this poem off a song by outkast. way to fuckin suck at life.

  4. Jon says:

    A great poem by a great poet.

  5. Ellie says:

    Dude this poem is amazing. i have grown up reading his poems and this is one of the best i can remember my sister reading to me. yet some people dont apprcieate good potery. its quite sad.

  6. Jodie and Jemia says:

    I don’t like robert frost so i didn’t read this .True.
    I only like the song “Roses” by OutKast.
    Rose pogonias sounds a bit gay. Besides, If it sounds Gay, I guess it sums up the whole Poem.

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