To Earthward

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Robert Frost (1874—1963) American poet


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Lyric poem in three and two-stress iambic meter, by Robert Frost, published in New Hampshire (1923). The poet contrasts the sweet joys of youthful experience (“The petal of the rose It was that stung”) with the bitter passions of maturity (“Now no joy but lacks salt That is not dashed with pain And weariness and fault…”).

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