A Minor Bird

I have wished a bird would fly away,
And not sing by my house all day;

Have clapped my hands at him from the door
When it seemed as if I could bear no more.

The fault must partly have been in me.
The bird was not to blame for his key.

And of course there must be something wrong
In wanting to silence any song.

by Robert Frost

Comments (8)

Don't boast of your grit till you've tried it out, Nor prate to men of your courage stout, .....well expressed. very nice composition.
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Quitting something that we like and against our will needs a lot grit. Loved the poem for its sweet flow and that motivation it provides to kick off bad habits that we like and often cling to.
.............so amazing...it's very difficult to stop doing things we love with a passion...and this poem states it perfectly....great write ★
Guest has more than once been accused of being trite in his poetry, and sometimes he is, but there is some good advice here. Francis Lynch's comment is probably correct.
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