Revelation

We make ourselves a place apart
Behind light words that tease and flout,
But oh, the agitated heart
Till someone find us really out.

'Tis pity if the case require
(Or so we say) that in the end
We speak the literal to inspire
The understanding of a friend.

But so with all, from babes that play
At hide-and-seek to God afar,
So all who hide too well away
Must speak and tell us where they are.

by Robert Frost

Comments (7)

A lovely poem, clearly it's about the masks we wear in front of others whilst hiding our true selves.
We make ourselves a place apart Behind light words that tease and flout, But oh, the agitated heart Till someone find us really out. A structurally unique poem shared.
How can one logically argue with what another see as the meaning? The structure - now that sings..
I appreciate the beauty of it's structure, the perception of the intent, may well vary.
I believe Robert's meaning came through in the last stanza.. well written with no hidden meaning!
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