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Our Hold On The Planet Poem

Our Hold On The Planet Poem By Robert Frost,

We asked for raln. It didn’t Hash and roar.
It dIdn’t lose its temper at our demand
And blow a gale. It didn’t misunderstand
And give us more than our spokesman bargamed for,
And just because we owned to a wIsh for raIn,
Send us a Hood and bId us be damned and drown
It gently threw us a ghttenng shower down.
And when we had taken that into the roots of gram,
It threw us another and then another still
Till the spongy soil again was natal wet.
We may doubt the just proportion of good to ill.
There is much in nature agaInst us. But we forget:
Take nature altogether since tIme began,
Including human nature, in peace and war,
And it must be a httle more in favor of man,
Say a fractIOn of one per cent at the very least,
Or our number living wouldn’t be steadily more,
Our hold on the planet wouldn’t have so mcreased.

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