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Frost, Robert - When I was just as far as I could walk from here today



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A description of the experience

Robert Frost – from The Poetry of Robert Frost

 “When I was just as far as I could walk
From here today
There was an hour
All still
When leaning with my head against a flower
I heard you talk
Don't say I didn't, for I heard you say -
You spoke from that flower on the windowsill -
Do you remember what it was you said?” 

“First tell me what it was you thought I said”
“Having found the flower and driven a bee away,
I leaned my head
And holding by the stalk,
I listened and I thought I caught the word -
What was it?  Did you call me by my name?
Or did you say -
Someone said 'Come' - I heard it as I bowed”
“I may have thought as much but not out loud”
 “Well, so I came”.

The source of the experience

Frost, Robert

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