Never Again Would Bird's Song Be the Same

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



He would declare and could himself believe
That the birds there in all the garden round
From having heard the daylong voice of Eve
Had added to their own an oversound,
Her tone of meaning but without the words.
Admittedly an eloquence so soft
Could only have had an influence on birds
When call or laughter carried it aloft.
Be that as may be, she was in their song.
Moreover her voice upon their voices crossed
Had now persisted in the woods so long
That probably it never would be lost.
Never again would birds' song be the same.
And to do that to birds was why she came.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 03, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABABCDCEFGFGHH
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 568
Words 111
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 14

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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