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Frost, Robert - One of my wishes is that those dark trees

Identifier

001830

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Robert Frost – from The Poetry of Robert Frost

One of my wishes is that those dark trees
So old and firm they scarcely show the breeze
Were not, as 'twere, the merest mask of gloom
But stretched away unto the edge of doom

I should not be withheld but that some day
Into their vastness I should steal away
Fearless of ever finding open land
Or highway where the slow wheel pours out sand

I do not see why I should e'er turn back
Or those should not set forth upon my track
To overtake me, who should not miss me here
And long to know if still I held them dear

They should not find me changed from him they knew
Only more sure of all I thought was true

The source of the experience

Frost, Robert

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Forest
Sand
Tree
Wheel

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Extreme unhappiness
Grief

Commonsteps

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