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Poem by Robert Lee Frost


Range-Finding


The battle rent a cobweb diamond-strung
And cut a flower beside a ground birds nest
Before it stained a single human breast.
The stricken flower bent double and so hung.
And still the bird revisited her young.
A butterfly its fall had dispossessed
A moment sought in air his flower of rest,
Then lightly stooped to it and fluttering clung.
On the bare upland pasture there had spread
Oernight twixt mullein stalks a wheel of thread
And straining cables wet with silver dew.
A sudden passing bullet shook it dry.
The indwelling spider ran to greet the fly,
But finding nothing, sullenly withdrew.



Robert Lee Frost


Robert Lee Frost's other poems:
  1. The Need of Being Versed in Country Things
  2. Wild Grapes
  3. The Thatch
  4. The Cocoon
  5. The Generations of Men


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