I’m going out to clean the pasture spring;
I’ll only stop to rake the leaves away
(And wait to watch the water clear, I may):
I shan’t be gone long. — You come too.
I’m going out to fetch the little calf
That’s standing by the mother. It’s so young,
It totters when she licks it with her tongue.
I shan’t be gone long. — You come too.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Robert Frost's poem The Pasture


  1. vanessa says:

    I love the way that Robert speaks, he is so romantic and really take,s you to the place where he is in the poem,is one of my favorite writers and every single poem from him is just great !!!

  2. Layla says:

    I have a few question about “Willow and Ginkgo”
    By Eve Merriam

    List two lines from the poem that are to be read literally:

    List two lines from the poem that contain vivid figurative language and explain your choices:

    Add two of your own lines of figurative language to the poem followed by two lines to be read literally:

    Figurative Line:
    Literal Line:
    Figurative Line
    Literal Line:

  3. Jessie says:

    Robert Frost has very touching and very disturbing poems which intell many past stories about himself!

  4. Spenser says:

    I see a love poem in these few stark sentences. The setting is gentle as are the words. An invitation that pulls you along. It is indirect. A simple country life, reflected in the rhythms of nature, the slow passage of time. The company of one’s love, possibly a friend. You come too! The great gift of someone’s presence! I can feel the fall air, a slight chill, the light starting to fade. A sidelong glance at your face, the way the light hits it, reassuring myself of your being at my side. And, the life. Simple chores, simple pleasures, simple love.
    Spencer of Ballston Lake, NY.

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