Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | June 17, 2008

POEM OF THE DAY: Once by the Pacific

by Robert Frost (1874 – 1963).

 

Once by the Pacific

 

The shattered water made a misty din.                                     

Great waves looked over others coming in,

And thought of doing something to the shore

That water never did to land before.

The clouds were low and hairy in the skies,                                5

Like locks blown forward in the gleam of eyes.

You could not tell, and yet it looked as if

The shore was lucky in being backed by cliff,

The cliff in being backed by continent;

It looked as if a night of dark intent                                            10

Was coming, and not only a night, an age.

Someone had better be prepared for rage.

There would be more than ocean-water broken

Before God’s last ‘Put out the Light’ was spoken.

 

Notes:

http://nexuslearning.net/books/Elements_of_Lit_Course5/Once_By_The_Pacific.htm

http://www.ketzle.com/frost/


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: