[Skip Navigation]

Plagiarist Poetry Sites: Plagiarist.com | Poetry X | Poetry Discussion Forums | Open Poetry Project | Joycean.org
Enter our Poetry Contest
Win Cash and Publication!

Plagiarist.com Archive

Read more poems by Robert Frost: Robert Frost Poems at Poetry X.

More poems by Robert FrostRobert Frost | Print this page.Print | View and Write CommentsComments | Books by Robert FrostBooks by Robert Frost

Evening In A Sugar Orchard

Robert Frost

From where I lingered in a lull in march
outside the sugar-house one night for choice,
I called the fireman with a careful voice
And bade him leave the pan and stoke the arch:
'O fireman, give the fire another stoke,
And send more sparks up chimney with the smoke.'
I thought a few might tangle, as they did,
Among bare maple boughs, and in the rare
Hill atmosphere not cease to glow,
And so be added to the moon up there.
The moon, though slight, was moon enough to show
On every tree a bucket with a lid,
And on black ground a bear-skin rug of snow.
The sparks made no attempt to be the moon.
They were content to figure in the trees
As Leo, Orion, and the Pleiades.
And that was what the boughs were full of soon.

Added: 31 Aug 2001 | Last Read: 23 Apr 2018 5:47 AM | Viewed: 6423 times

A PoetryNotes™ Analysis of Evening In A Sugar Orchard by Robert Frost, is Available!

A PoetryNotes™ eBook is available for this poem for delivery within 24 hours, and usually available within minutes during normal business hours.

ON SALE - only $29.95 19.95!

For more information...


URL: http://plagiarist.com/poetry/696/ | Viewed on 23 April 2018.
Copyright ©2018 Plagiarist - All rights reserved.