September 18, 2003


One Step Backward Taken (Robert Frost)

Not only sands and gravels
Were once more on their travels,
But gulping muddy gallons
Great boulders off their balance
Bumped heads together dully
And started down the gully.
Whole capes caked off in slices.
I felt my standpoint shaken
In the universal crisis.
But with one step backward taken
I saved myself from going.
A world torn loose went by me.
Then the rain stopped and the blowing
And the sun came out to dry me.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 18, 2003 9:27 PM

Some people still think there's a greater American poet than Robert Frost. No way.

Posted by: John J. Coupal at September 19, 2003 8:38 AM
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