Fragmentary Blue

Robert Frost 1874 (San Francisco) – 1963 (Boston)



Why make so much of fragmentary blue
In here and there a bird, or butterfly,
Or flower, or wearing-stone, or open eye,
When heaven presents in sheets the solid hue?

Since earth is earth, perhaps, not heaven (as yet)--
Though some savants make earth include the sky;
And blue so far above us comes so high,
It only gives our wish for blue a whet.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 23, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABBA CBBC
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 346
Words 67
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 4, 4

Robert Frost

Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. more…

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