The Tuft of Flowers


The Tuft of Flowers

The Poem The Tuft of Flowers
This is a specific example of Robert Frost poetry by one of America's most famous poets. This section provides a selection of different types of Robert Frost poetry including the following famous poem by Robert Frost. This section of Robert Frost poetry and poems have been selected to illustrate the great work of this famous poet. The following Robert Frost poem The Tuft of Flowers  can be used as an interesting example of Robert Frost poetry.
 

The poem The Tuft of Flowers
 

I went to turn the grass once after one
Who mowed it in the dew before the sun.

The dew was gone that made his blade so keen
Before I came to view the levelled scene.

I looked for him behind an isle of trees;
I listened for his whetstone on the breeze.

But he had gone his way, the grass all mown,
And I must be, as he had been -- alone,

'As all must be,' I said within my heart,
'Whether they work together or apart.'

But as I said it, swift there passed me by
On noiseless wing a bewildered butterfly,

Seeking with memories grown dim o'er night
Some resting flower of yesterday's delight.

And once I marked his flight go round and round,
As where some flower lay withering on the ground.

And then he flew as far as eye could see,
And then on tremulous wing came back to me.

I thought of questions that have no reply,
And would have turned to toss the grass to dry;

But he turned first, and led my eye to look
At a tall tuft of flowers beside a brook,

A leaping tongue of bloom the scythe had spared
Beside a reedy brook the scythe had bared.

The mower in the dew had loved them thus,
By leaving them to flourish, not for us,

Nor yet to draw one thought of ours to him.
But from sheer morning gladness at the brim.

The butterfly and I had lit upon,
Nevertheless, a message from the dawn,

That made me hear the wakening birds around,
And hear his long scythe whispering to the ground,

And feel a spirit kindred to my own;
So that henceforth I worked no more alone;

But glad with him, I worked as with his aid,
And weary, sought at noon with him the shade;

And dreaming, as it were, held brotherly speech
With one whose thought I had not hoped to reach.

'Men work together,' I told him from the heart,
'Whether they work together or apart.'
 

 

The Poem The Tuft of Flowers - Example of Robert Frost Poetry
Poetry written such as the poem The Tuft of Flowers is a piece of literature written by the American poet Robert Frost in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of variety of techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia. The emphasis on the aesthetics of language and the use of techniques such as repetition, meter and rhyme are what are commonly used to distinguish Robert Frost poetry from Robert Frost prose. Poems often make heavy use of imagery and word association to quickly convey emotions. A famous example of Robert Frost poetry is the poem The Tuft of Flowers.

The Poem The Tuft of Flowers - Example of Structure of Robert Frost Poetry
The structure used in an Robert Frost poem varies with different types of poetry and can be seen in the above example of the poem The Tuft of Flowers. The structural elements might include the line, couplet, strophe and stanza. Robert Frost Poetry combines the use of language and a specific structure to create an imaginative and expressive poem such as The Tuft of Flowers . The structure used in some Poetry types are also used when considering the visual effect of a finished poem.
 

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