Good-bye, And Keep Cold Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis


This saying good bye on the edge of the darkA
And cold to an orchard so young in the barkA
Reminds me of all that can happen to harmB
An orchard away at the end of the farmB
All winter cut off by a hill from the houseC
I don't want it girdled by rabbit and mouseC
I don't want it dreamily nibbled for browseD
By deer and I don't want it budded by grouseC
If certain it wouldn't be idle to callE
I'd summon grouse rabbit and deer to the wallE
And warn them away with a stick for a gunF
I don't want it stirred by the heat of the sunF
We made it secure against being I hopeG
By setting it out on a northerly slopeG
No orchard's the worse for the wintriest stormH
But one thing about it it mustn't get warmH
How often already you've had to be toldI
Keep cold young orchard Good bye and keep coldI
Dread fifty above more than fifty belowJ
I have to be gone for a season or soJ
My business awhile is with different treesK
Less carefully nourished less fruitful than theseK
And such as is done to their wood with an axeL
Maples and birches and tamaracksL
I wish I could promise to lie in the nightM
And think of an orchard's arboreal plightM
When slowly and nobody comes with a lightM
Its heart sinks lower under the sodN
But something has to be left to GodN

Robert Frost


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