Robert Frost Short Poems,
- IN A POE~1
The sentencIng goes bhthely on Its way,
And takes the playfully objected rhYIne.
As surely as it keeps the stroke and tune
In having its undeviable say.
- ON OUR SYMPATHY WITH
THE UNDER DOG
First under up and then again down under,
We watch a circus of revolving dogs
No senator dares in to lack asunder
Lest both should bIte hun in the toga-togs.
- A QUESTION
A VOIce said, Look me ill the stars
And tell me truly, men of earth,
If all the soul-and-body scars
Were not too much to pay for bIrth.
I love to toy wIth the Platonic notIOn
That wisdom need not be of Athens AttIc,
But well rna y be LaconIc, even BoeotIan.
At least I wIll not have it systematic.
- THE SECRET SITS
We dance round in a rmg and suppose,
But the Secret sits In the mIddle and knows.
- AN EQUALIZER
It is as true as Caesar’s name was KaIser
That no economIst was ever WIser
(Though prodigal himself and a despIser
Of capital and calling thrift a mIser).
And when we get too far apart in wealth,
‘Twas his idea that for the publIc health,
So that the poor won’t have to steal by stealth,
We now and then should take an equalizer.
- A SEMI-REVOLUTION
I advocate a semI-revolution.
The trouble wIth a total revolution
(Ask any leputable RosIcrucian)
Is that it bnngs the same class up on top.
Executives of skillful execution
Will therefore plan to go halfway and stop.
Yes, revolutions are the only salves,
But they’re one thlng that should be done by halves.
The danger not an inch outside
Behind the porthole’s slab of glass
And double ring of fitted brass
I trust feels properly defied.
- AN ANS\YER
But Islands of the Blessed, ble~s you, son,
I never came upon a blessed one.
Robert Frost Short Poems