When the spent sun throws up its rays on cloud
And goes down burning into the gulf below,
No voice in nature is heard to cry aloud
At what has happened. Birds, at least must know
It is the change to darkness in the sky.
Murmuring something quiet in her breast,
One bird begins to close a faded eye;
Or overtaken too far from his nest,
Hurrying low above the grove, some waif
Swoops just in time to his remembered tree.
At most he thinks or twitters softly, ‘Safe!
Now let the night be dark for all of me.
Let the night bee too dark for me to see
Into the future. Let what will be, be.’

Analysis, meaning and summary of Robert Frost's poem Acceptance


  1. chris says:

    this poem was written late in his career and he is comenting on the acceptance of his fate, i.e.-death for all you slow ones out there

  2. Snow says:

    I like the poems of Robert Frost very much。 But I do not quite understand the last sentence of the poem。 Does it have any symbolic meaning ? What does the author want to express through the sentence?

  3. yo says:

    you people are retarded. This poem is about accepting things that you can’t control such as the night turning to dark and anything else for that matter. thanks for no help!

  4. Steph says:

    I dont understand what this poem is about. I wish someone could explain it to me. I have an English prject due tomorrow. 🙂 Please Email me

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