Flower-Gathering



Flower-Gathering
by Robert Frost

I LEFT you in the morning,
And in the morning glow,
You walked a way beside me
To make me sad to go.
Do you know me in the gloaming,
Gaunt and dusty gray with roaming?
Are you dumb because you know me not,
Or dumb because you know?

All for me and not a question
For the faded flowers gay
That could take me from beside you
For the ages of a day?
They are yours, and be the measure
Of their worth for you to treasure,
The measure of the little while
That I've been long away.


~This is one of my favorite poems ever written.  If I'm feeling a little unsettled or discouraged, peotry can uplift me.  As with most poetry, I feel the meaning is left for individual interpretation.  I'd love to hear your thoughts on what this poem is saying to you...

As always, I'm so happy you stopped by.  I hope your day is filled with beautiful words and flowers...xo





4 comments:

hometown girl said...

this is so beautiful, thank you for sharing it! xo

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

I love the image, so pretty!! Thank you for always sharing such wonderful things!

24 Corners said...

My day was filled with the beautiful words of children...and their funny words too. The flowers were done with a sharpe!

This poem sounds like a fella is leaving for war and wants his sweetheart to look at the flowers that were along their special walk to remember him by (he thinks she might forget him).

What does it mean to you D.?
xo J~

Fringe said...

Thank you, friends, for your sweet comments.

J- I love your interpretation of this poem. I feel it could be just exactly that.

I think it speaks of the relationship of a man and woman from the man's perspective...his uncertainty and insecurity and fear. How he loves her so deeply and feels it may not be the same for her, and his absence will perhaps mean her love will fade. It's a tender poem and always pulls at my heartstrings...I think we can all relate to him.

xoxo