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Subject:  Re: Robert Frost Discussion Date:  2/26/2001  10:43 PM
Author:  Herodius Number:  202 of 3398

more thoughts on MOWING:

I agree with Sharon, too. There is something unnerving about this poem and the subtle associations with silence and death. Frost has a unique ability to take us with him to that quiet , lonely place which we all retreat to sooner or later. We work because we have to, and because it passes the time, but some moments you just can't escape, no matter how busy you are.

"anything more than the truth would have seemed too weak" is a very powerful line. We struggle to tame nature, to fight the current, to soldier on, and yet the true perfection is hearing that silence.

I'm rambling (sorry!), and don't pretend to be an expert on Frost, I just love how he chooses his words so carefully.
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