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Mowing - Poem by Robert Frost

There was never a sound beside the wood but one,
And that was my long scythe whispering to the ground.
What was it it whispered? I knew not well myself;
Perhaps it was something about the heat of the sun,
Something, perhaps, about the lack of sound--
And that was why it whispered and did not speak.
It was no dream of the gift of idle hours,
Or easy gold at the hand of fay or elf:
Anything more than the truth would have seemed too weak
To the earnest love that laid the swale in rows,
Not without feeble-pointed spikes of flowers
(Pale orchises), and scared a bright green snake.
The fact is the sweetest dream that labour knows.
My long scythe whispered and left the hay to make.


Comments about Mowing by Robert Frost

  • Gold Star - 14,700 Points * Sunprincess * (10/30/2012 3:11:00 AM)

    wow a poet who is a hard worker as well..admirable quality..love this line..fabulous. :)

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  • Rookie Ahmed Ali (4/9/2007 2:11:00 PM)

    Ostensibly, the speaker muses about the sound a scythe makes mowing hay in a field by a forest, and what this sound might signify. He rejects the idea that it speaks of something dreamlike or supernatural, concluding that reality of the work itself is rewarding enough, and the speaker need not call on fanciful invention. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Work

  1. 1. Mowing , Robert Frost
  2. 2. The Instruction Manual , John Ashbery
  3. 3. The World Is Too Much With Us; Late And .. , William Wordsworth
  4. 4. Po' Boy Blues , Langston Hughes
  5. 5. I Hear America Singing , Walt Whitman
  6. 6. What Work Is , Philip Levine
  7. 7. No Beer, No Work , Ellis Parker Butler
  8. 8. Calling Him Back From Layoff , Bob Hicok
  9. 9. A Step Away From Them , Frank O'Hara
  10. 10. It Is Easy To Work When The Soul Is At P.. , Emily Dickinson
  11. 11. More About People , Ogden Nash
  12. 12. Hay For The Horses , Gary Snyder
  13. 13. Of Money , Barnabe Googe
  14. 14. The Village Blacksmith , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  15. 15. Houses , Joyce Kilmer
  16. 16. The Song Of The Shirt , Thomas Hood
  17. 17. Coming Close , Philip Levine
  18. 18. Seams , Hazel Hall
  19. 19. The Real Work , Wendell Berry
  20. 20. work For Immortality , Emily Dickinson
  21. 21. Arise , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  22. 22. Doctors , Anne Sexton
  23. 23. Work Without Hope , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  24. 24. The Light By The Barn , William Stafford
  25. 25. Black Nikes , Harryette Mullen
  26. 26. The Wasted Day , Robert Fuller Murray
  27. 27. Grass , Carl Sandburg
  28. 28. On Quitting , Edgar Albert Guest
  29. 29. Five Poems , Frank O'Hara
  30. 30. Leave New York , Joshua Beckman
  31. 31. Work Gangs , Carl Sandburg
  32. 32. The Telephonist , Susan Yuzna
  33. 33. The Work Of Her That Went , Emily Dickinson
  34. 34. Amos Sibley , Edgar Lee Masters
  35. 35. The Secretary Chant , Marge Piercy
  36. 36. Blues , Elizabeth Alexander
  37. 37. Personals , Carolyn D. Wright
  38. 38. The Debt , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  39. 39. The Helmet , Philip Levine
  40. 40. Business , Naomi Shihab Nye
  41. 41. I Am The People, The Mob , Carl Sandburg
  42. 42. All Men For Honor Hardest Work , Emily Dickinson
  43. 43. Song Of Myself , John Canaday
  44. 44. Habit , Hazel Hall
  45. 45. The Two , Philip Levine
  46. 46. To Be Of Use , Marge Piercy
  47. 47. Brown Lung , Ron Rash
  48. 48. The Whistle , Yusef Komunyakaa
  49. 49. So You Want To Be A Writer , Charles Bukowski
  50. 50. Vocation , Sandra Beasley
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