Mar 19 2005

Love And A Question

Published by at 12:40 pm under Robert Frost Love Poems

Love And A Question

by Robert Frost

A stranger came to the door at eve,
And he spoke the bridegroom fair.
He bore a green-white stick in his hand,
And, for all burden, care.
He asked with the eyes more than the lips
For a shelter for the night,
And he turned and looked at the road afar
Without a window light.

The bridegroom came forth into the porch
With, "Let us look at the sky,
And question what of the night to be,
Stranger, you and I."
The woodbine leaves littered the yard,
The woodbine berries were blue,
Autumn, yes, winter was in the wind;
"Stranger, I wish I knew."

Within, the bride in the dusk alone
Bent over the open fire,
Her face rose-red with the glowing coal
And the thought of the heart’s desire.
The bridegroom looked at the weary road,
Yet saw but her within,
And wished her heart in a case of gold
And pinned with a silver pin.

The bridegroom thought it little to give
A dole of bread, a purse,
A heartfelt prayer for the poor of God,
Or for the rich a curse;
But whether or not a man was asked
To mar the love of two
by harboring woe in the bridal house,
The bridegroom wished he knew.


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31 responses so far

31 Responses to “Love And A Question”

  1. Gueston 07 May 2005 at 7:27 pm

    my love for you is unspoken for, to see the love in your eyes and the gult in my face but know im walking down a empty road, wist you could here with me, all i got ta say is i love ya

    poem by colin at http://[email protected]

  2. Gueston 25 Apr 2005 at 9:32 am

    This is very good.

  3. Gueston 03 Feb 2006 at 11:01 pm

    This is one of Frost\’s greats. It says so much.

  4. Gueston 16 Feb 2006 at 1:33 am


  5. Gueston 12 Apr 2006 at 9:50 pm

    the poetry that you so write is of my heart\’s desire and for the fire to send us on is what I so espire, but for the ice, which i agree and hope, shall not take us one our long journey to a heaven we so spoke.

  6. Tesinyon 12 Jan 2007 at 2:20 pm

    i thought this poem was the bomb!

  7. Leandraon 21 Mar 2007 at 11:32 am

    [I]hey I love all your poems cold you make one about love and cherish. thank you love leandra marie garcia don\’t worrry i will never make comment.[/I]

  8. Seanon 04 Jun 2007 at 12:32 am

    can some one please help me make sense of this poem. I can see the literal meaning but not the full meaning of the poem, and I do not know where to go to find his meaning. thanks

  9. Riczelon 21 Sep 2007 at 12:56 am

    :zzz i love you and your poems you are the greatest poet in all decades mellinium and years to come :grin :grin 8)

  10. boringon 20 Jan 2008 at 8:22 am

    This is boring 🙂 :grin 😉 8) :p :roll :eek :upset :zzz :sigh 😕 :cry 🙁 😡 🙂 :grin 😉 8) :p :roll :eek :upset :zzz :sigh 😕 :cry 🙁 😡 🙂 :grin 😉 8) :p :roll :eek :upset :zzz :sigh 😕 :cry 🙁 😡

  11. poeton 09 Apr 2008 at 8:42 am

    :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry How Touching

  12. connie riceon 18 Apr 2008 at 12:54 pm

    This was interesting—like a storie in poetic terms and rules. mayb next time i write a poem i\’ll try it in this form. its juss like inspiration to my soul! :grin

  13. haleyon 23 Oct 2008 at 5:13 pm

    this is pretty goo, but i wouldnt have read it if it wasn\\\’t just ofr my homework. 8) 😉 :grin 🙂 :p :roll :eek :upset :zzz :sigh 😕 :cry 🙁 😡 8) 😉 :grin 🙂 :p :roll :eek :upset :zzz :sigh 😕 :cry 🙁 😡 8) 😉 :grin 🙂 :p :roll :eek :upset :zzz :sigh 😕 :cry 🙁 😡

  14. aneisison 04 Feb 2009 at 7:05 pm

    i think this is very sweet
    its also cute
    but it is very confussing
    it makes my head hurt
    😡 😕 :eek :upset :grin :sigh

  15. kittyon 09 Feb 2009 at 1:27 pm

    REALLY nice i just lov him writting those poems 🙂 :zzz :p 8) 😉 :grin :eek [B][/B]

  16. confusedon 13 Feb 2009 at 9:48 am

    🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 8) :zzz 😡 🙁 :cry :roll :grin 😕 :sigh :roll :eek :p 🙂

  17. Sam<333333333333on 23 Feb 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Same!!!!!!!!! Hw suxx :cry :cry :cry
    🙂 8) :p :roll :eek :upset :zzz :sigh 😕 :cry 🙁 😡

  18. lauraon 23 May 2009 at 11:21 am

    some people on here are so stupid. robert frost is long dead, this website isn\’t actually his hahahaha

  19. charmaineon 16 Mar 2010 at 10:44 pm

    i love this poem it reminds me of me and my secret boyfriend :grin :p 🙂

  20. charmaineon 16 Mar 2010 at 10:44 pm

    i love this poem it reminds me of me and my secret boyfriend :grin :p 🙂

  21. Rachelizaon 23 Mar 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Im in my English class right nowww and im looking at all of these smiley faces and this one is my fav: :upset
    My friendd Cleopatria is turned on by this smiley face: 😡
    Alrighttt…i got to go (: BYEE!

  22. meghanon 14 Sep 2010 at 10:06 pm

    ah man,I really wish robert frost was alive right now;-( ,cause his poams are awesome :love:

  23. pixieon 21 Nov 2010 at 10:01 am

    his poems will probably outlive us. They’ve already outlived him.

  24. gueston 10 Dec 2010 at 2:41 am

    talk about amazing!!!!! i dont read poetry very much but i have always loved roberts poems they always touched me :love: 😆 😀 :kiss: :p

  25. samiion 13 Dec 2010 at 5:55 pm

    😀 🙂 ^_^ 🙁 😮 8) ;-( 😆 xD 😉 👿 :p :whistle: :woot: =] :sick: :straight: :ninja: :love: :kiss: :alien: :angel: :bandit:

  26. samiion 13 Dec 2010 at 5:56 pm

    :sleep: 😯 😯

  27. samiion 13 Dec 2010 at 5:56 pm

    your gayy

  28. Sarahon 22 Feb 2011 at 4:42 am

    I am memorizing this poem for my english class!!! I love it sooo much….but its kind of hard to memorize. 😀

  29. samukthaon 10 Mar 2011 at 1:38 pm

    marvalous i can see the situation in my imagination :love:

  30. Ninaon 13 Mar 2012 at 12:51 am

    It sounds so good, but I wish I could understand what he saying… 🙁

  31. URVASHI VARSHNEYon 20 Oct 2012 at 2:00 pm

    this poem is really awesome. it has all the components which attract a reader………. :love:

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