Sitting by a Bush in Broad Sunlight

When I spread out my hand here today,
I catch no more than a ray
To feel of between thumb and fingers;
No lasting effect of it lingers.

There was one time and only the one
When dust really took in the sun;
And from that one intake of fire
All creatures still warmly suspire.

And if men have watched a long time
And never seen sun-smitten slime
Again come to life and crawl off,
We not be too ready to scoff.

God once declared he was true
And then took the veil and withdrew,
And remember how final a hush
Then descended of old on the bush.

God once spoke to people by name.
The sun once imparted its flame.
One impulse persists as our breath;
The other persists as our faith.

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5 Comments

  1. kathie says:

    Frost is so deep and wonderful but i really don’t understand the whole poem. it seems so odd that i can understand the paraghraphs of it but not the whole thing.

  2. samson says:

    frost is so deep he touches my heart evry time i read on of his wiked awsom poems i cry i have neverseen a beter writer all i can say is wow good job frosty

  3. samson says:

    frost is so deep he touches my heart evry time i read on of his wiked awsom poems i cry i have neverseen a beter writer all i can say is wow good job froty

  4. turd ferguson says:

    bush, busch beer. i need weed, or crack. tom guerney writes better poetry. you dont even know who he is. wat kind of name is frost…frosty the snowman? he was a pedifile. so that means robert frost is too. akakakaka BLACK POWER. YEAHHHHHHHHH…OOOOOKKKKKKK

  5. Anonymous says:

    A poem about the equal truth of science and religion. Too bad some scientists have not read it, but instead wage war on intelligent design.

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