A Dream Pang by Robert Frost

I had withdrawn in forest, and my songWas swallowed up in leaves that blew alway;And to the forest edge you came one day(This was my dream) and looked and pondered long,But did not enter, though the wish was strong:You shook your pensive head as who should say,‘I dare not—too far in his footsteps stray—He must …

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In Neglect by Robert Frost

They leave us so to the way we took,As two in whom they were proved mistaken,That we sit sometimes in the wayside nook,With mischievous, vagrant, seraphic look,And try if we cannot feel forsaken.

The Cobweb by Saki

The farmhouse kitchen probably stood where it did as a matter of accident or haphazard choice; yet its situation might have been planned by a master-strategist in farmhouse architecture.  Dairy and poultry-yard, and herb garden, and all the busy places of the farm seemed to lead by easy access into its wide flagged haven, where …

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Hyla Brook by Robert Frost

By June our brook’s run out of song and speed.Sought for much after that, it will be foundEither to have gone groping underground(And taken with it all the Hyla breedThat shouted in the mist a month ago,Like ghost of sleigh-bells in a ghost of snow)—Or flourished and come up in jewel-weed,Weak foliage that is blown …

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The Vantage Point by Robert Frost

If tired of trees I seek again mankind,Well I know where to hie me—in the dawn,To a slope where the cattle keep the lawn.There amid lolling juniper reclined,Myself unseen, I see in white definedFar off the homes of men, and farther stillThe graves of men on an opposing hill,Living or dead, whichever are to mind. …

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