Robert Frost

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

The Peaceful Shepherd - Poem by Robert Frost

If heaven were to do again,
And on the pasture bars,
I leaned to line the figures in
Between the dotted stars,

I should be tempted to forget,
I fear, the Crown of Rule,
The Scales of Trade, the Cross of Faith,
As hardly worth renewal.

For these have governed in our lives,
And see how men have warred.
The Cross, the Crown, the Scales may all
As well have been the Sword.

Topic(s) of this poem: peace


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  • (1/24/2015 8:48:00 AM)


    Great ideas of human friendship shown in the poem by the great poet. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 4, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 4, 2014


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