Treasure Island

Robert Frost

(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

Flower-Gathering


I left you in the morning,
And in the morning glow,
You walked a way beside me
To make me sad to go.
Do you know me in the gloaming,
Gaunt and dusty gray with roaming?
Are you dumb because you know me not,
Or dumb because you know?

All for me And not a question
For the faded flowers gay
That could take me from beside you
For the ages of a day?
They are yours, and be the measure
Of their worth for you to treasure,
The measure of the little while
That I've been long away.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003
Edited: Saturday, April 12, 2014

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  • Barry Middleton (1/1/2014 9:34:00 AM)

    Flower-Gathering

    I left you in the morning,
    And in the morning glow,
    You walked a way beside me
    To make me sad to go.
    Do you know me in the gloaming,
    Gaunt and dusty gray with roaming?
    Are you dumb because you know me not,
    Or dumb because you know?

    All for me And not a question
    For the faded flowers gay
    That could take me from beside you
    For the ages of a day?
    They are yours, and be the measure
    Of their worth for you to treasure,
    The measure of the little while
    That I've been long away. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (10/26/2012 7:11:00 PM)

    wow..she doesn't want him to go..but
    he must go away for a while..the
    flower is a symbol of his love for
    her..fabulous! (Report) Reply

  • Danzen D. (12/8/2008 8:00:00 AM)

    I've been reading this poem a lot of times and I can't seem to stop myself to reading more of it. Great poems deserve to be read a lot of times before being understood and I say this is one of them. There really is sadness and I think I could see him with tears brimming in his eyes watching her look at a faded flower....he gave... (Report) Reply

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