Robert Frost

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

Revelation


We make ourselves a place apart
Behind light words that tease and flout,
But oh, the agitated heart
Till someone find us really out.

'Tis pity if the case require
(Or so we say) that in the end
We speak the literal to inspire
The understanding of a friend.

But so with all, from babes that play
At hide-and-seek to God afar,
So all who hide too well away
Must speak and tell us where they are.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • Gold Star - 10,094 Points * Sunprincess * (1/27/2013 12:10:00 PM)

    I believe Robert's meaning came through in the last stanza..
    well written with no hidden meaning! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,094 Points Walterrean Salley (4/29/2012 2:58:00 AM)

    So all who hide too well away
    Must speak and tell us where they are.

    The last stanza well sums up this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie D Faust (4/19/2005 10:47:00 PM)

    i would guess that this peom truely means what you want it to mean. Some may think it means once you develop a strong relationship with God you'll understand yourself. But others may think God made you the way you are to affect they way those around you are. (Report) Reply

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