When I go up through the mowing field, The headless aftermath, Smooth-laid like thatch with the heavy dew, Half closes the garden path. Theme The theme of this poem is that in a world we take for granted there is still beauty that we can't destroy. Possibly you were drawn to this element of nature that is at once soothing to look at and dark in its association with cold, winter, and the silence of nature. Rhyme is when words rhyme with each other. This poem represents lost love, This is kind of a depressing poem about Robert having a lost love who is already married.
And when I come to the garden ground, The whir of sober birds Up from the tangle of withered weeds Is sadder than any words. A tree beside the wall stands bare, But a leaf that lingered brown, Disturbed, I doubt not, by my thought, Comes softly rattling down. We don't know where the speaker is traveling to, but as it's the end of the day, possibly he is making his way home. Sometimes, a brief shot of emotion can be more overpowering in its simplicity than the greatest of laments. I end not far from my going forth By picking the faded blue Of the last remaining aster flower To carry again to you.
Robert Frost has always been a favorite of mine. This is an extremely beautiful and moving poem, Brian. Note: I sometimes see too much of myself in Frost. Also, Robert Frost uses personification to link human feelings to nature. The birdsong, combined with the view of tangled, withered weeds, is too sad to be accurately described, so our narrator continues in silence. Thank you for sharing this. The language of the poem is interesting and imaginative.
And when I come to the garden ground, The whir of sober birds Up from the tangle of withered weeds Is sadder than any words A tree beside the wall stands bare, But a leaf that lingered brown, Disturbed, I doubt not, by my thought, Comes softly rattling down. They also fart which makes everything smell really bad. This poem represents so much loss. I enjoyed both your wonderful comments as well as Frost's poem. I saw this article recently about hos The Road Less Travelled and how it's always misunderstood.
I think Tom will read him for German Literature Month. At the same time, I will be reading the Jeffrey Meyers biography; I cannot divorce Frost's poetry from his life and New Critics would roll their eyes on that statement , and I think Frost has much to offer me in my current situations. Title the title now has a greater meaning to me, it means that the walk he took was too late because now on his walk all he can see is the dead plants instead of a flourishing path. They have lost the joy and innocence they once had. For those of us with spiritual beliefs, the faded flower could represent our limited perspective of the concept of Eternity, due to our earthly senses. Attitude The attitude of this poem is sad yet it ends in a bright way, with him finding the last remaining flower to bring to his love.
During the course of their lives, Frost himself, along with his sister, mother, daughter and wife, suffered from depression. And in this light, A Question makes in incredible amount of sense — how many times over the course of his difficult life would Frost have asked himself what the point of it all was? Like much of Frost's work, it's a poem about the contemplation of nature and man's relationship to nature. He seems to dislike the colder months and is longing for the returning summer season Posted on 2013-03-13 by a guest. Even if it's the last remaining aster flower, no doubt beginning itself to lose the plump, erect, colorful life it once held in it's prime. No need to do a verse-by-verse analysis — this is the entire poem. But we read a collection of literary selections, not his entire work, so that's why. And when I come to the garden ground, The whir of sober birds Up from the tangle of withered weeds Is sadder than any words A tree beside the wall stands bare, But a leaf that lingered brown, Disturbed, I doubt not, by my thought, Comes softly rattling down.
The last of the blue aster flower will not die in vein. The passing of life, the passing of the seasons, the passing of so many events once deemed important. However, there is a resurgence. A hayfield with upright stocks and heads of fruit swaying in the wind has so much life in it. Posted on 2014-03-06 by a guest. At its face value, the poem can be read and understood fairly easily. How might one weigh the tragedies of life against its potential and its opportunities? The last leaf had become brown in color and as it softly fell on the ground the poet thought that his thoughts were the cause of its falling.
We can't just stand around and watch the snow falling. Autoplay next video When I go up through the mowing field, The headless aftermath, Smooth-laid like thatch with the heavy dew, Half closes the garden path. The primary idea seems to be the juxtapose the flower with the rapidly approaching winter to highlight the last aspect of beauty and comment on how fleeting it is, fitting with somber nature of the rest of the poem. The incident haunted Frost throughout his life, as did the fear of abandonment and complete isolation in the face of unspeakable danger. Many readers debate about whether or not the tone of the poem is calm and serene or dark and depressing.