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Poem by Robert Lee Frost


In a Disused Graveyard


The living come with grassy tread
To read the gravestones on the hill;
The graveyard draws the living still,
But never anymore the dead.
The verses in it say and say:
ФThe ones who living come today
To read the stones and go away
Tomorrow dead will come to stay.Ф
So sure of death the marbles rhyme,
Yet canТt help marking all the time
How no one dead will seem to come.
What is it men are shrinking from?
It would be easy to be clever
And tell the stones: Men hate to die
And have stopped dying now forever.
I think they would believe the lie.



Robert Lee Frost


Robert Lee Frost's other poems:
  1. Wild Grapes
  2. On Going Unnoticed
  3. Hyla Brook
  4. The Self-Seeker
  5. The Census-Taker


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