Meeting and Passing by Robert Frost
"Meeting and Passing" is a poem written by Robert Frost. This poem is a little bit hard to understand the true meaning of. What did Frost "pass" in the dust before he met the woman? Anyway, the poem is about how he met a woman and they spent a lot of time together having fun, however, she looked down and smiled and saw something in the dust that Frost put there.
This poem is written as one stanza. It is rhymed as ABBAABBCDEDEFF. It is a Shakespearean Sonnet.
Meeting and Passing As I went down the hill along the wall There was a gate I had leaned at for the view And had just turned from when I first saw you As you came up the hill. We met. But all We did that day was mingle great and small Footprints in summer dust as if we drew The figure of our being less that two But more than one as yet. Your parasol Pointed the decimal off with one deep thrust. And all the time we talked you seemed to see Something down there to smile at in the dust. (Oh, it was without prejudice to me!) Afterward I went past what you had passed Before we met and you what I had passed.
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