Frost; One Upset Man

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to me, this poem represented loneliness in Frost's life. Through slight research I cannot find if Frost and Lowell knew each other or not. However, you can tell through this poetic work that Lowell imagined them to have a sort of connection.

Robert Frost at midnight, the audience gone
to vapor, the great act laid on the shelf in mothballs,
his voice is musical and raw- he writes in the flyleaf:
For Robert from Robert, his friend in the art.
"Sometimes I feel too full of myself," I say.
And he, misunderstanding, "When I am low,
I stray away. My son wasn't your kind. The night
we told him Merrill More would come to treat him,
he said, 'I'll kill him first.' One of my daughters thought
   things,
thought every male she met was out to make her;
the way she dressed, she couldn't make a whorehouse." 
was he saying here that his girl was ugly and tried to be a whore? or too good for a whorehouse and though she tried to get the boys?

And I, "Sometimes I'm so happy I can't stand myself."
Lowell- so happy it makes him insane
And he, "When I am too full of joy, I think
how little good my health did anyone near me."
uses joy and good life as irony because the poem actually has a very morose feeling.

more thoughts on Lowell here


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