A Boundless moment by Robert Frost
He halted in the wind, and–what was that
Far in the maples, pale, but not a ghost?
He stood there bringing March against his thought,
And yet too ready to believe the most.
‘Oh, that’s the Paradise-in-bloom,’ I said;
And truly it was fair enough for flowers
had we but in us to assume in march
Such white luxuriance of May for ours.
We stood a moment so in a strange world,
Myself as one his own pretense deceives;
And then I said the truth (and we moved on).
A young beech clinging to its last year’s leaves.
A beautiful poem. My interpretation is that this poem is a reflection on life. It represents someone shedding the old and embracing the new, growing as a person. In the poem what “it” is, is hard to recognize, representing that the person they see now is not who they would’ve seen before, yet this person is still clinging to some semblance of their past; “A paradise-in-bloom”, a “young beech clinging to its last year’s leaves”. I hope your week went well and hope you have a great weekend!