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The Cow In Apple-Time

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

Something inspires the only cow of late
To make no more of a wall than an open gate,
And think no more of wall-builders than fools.
Her face is flecked with pomace and she drools
A cider syrup. Having tasted fruit,
She scorns a pasture withering to the root.
She runs from tree to tree where lie and sweeten.
The windfalls spiked with stubble and worm-eaten.
She leaves them bitten when she has to fly.
She bellows on a knoll against the sky.
Her udder shrivels and the milk goes dry.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in the United States. more…

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