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" Often you must have seen them Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning After a rain. They click upon themselves As the breeze rises, and turn many-colored As the stir cracks and crazes their enamel. Soon the sun's warmth makes them shed crystal shells... "
Quarterly Review: A Journal of University Perspectives - Page 138
1943
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 116

American literature - 1915
...big drum and shout their wares of original poets how few! A GROUP OF POEMS BY ROBERT FROST BIRCHES WHEN I see birches bend to left and right Across the...lines of straighter darker trees, I like to think some boy 's been swinging them. But swinging does n't bend them down to stay. Ice-storms do that. Often...
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How to Read Poetry

Ethel Maude Colson, Ethel Maude Colson Brazelton - Poetry - 1918 - 180 pages
...quotation from the later " Birches " may suggest more distinctive Frost material and mode. When I see the birches bend to left and right Across the lines of...swinging them. But swinging doesn't bend them down Ice-storms do that. Often you must have seen them Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning After a rain....
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The Golden Treasury of Magazine Verse

William Stanley Braithwaite - American poetry - 1918 - 324 pages
...preach, O Phoebe, with so little noise, What eloquence you teach! The Bellman Witter Bynner 10 Birches Ice-storms do that. Often you must have seen them Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning ATter a rain. They click upon themselves As the breeze rises, and turn many-colored As the stir cracks...
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The Second Book of Modern Verse: A Selection from the Work of ...

Jessie Belle Rittenhouse - American poetry - 1919 - 224 pages
...color you entire . . . And you become A goddess standing in a world of fire! Louis Untermeyer BIRCHES WHEN I see birches bend to left and right Across the...think some boy's been swinging them. But swinging does n't bend them down to stay. Ice-storms do that. Often you must have seen them Loaded with ice...
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The Second Book of Modern Verse: A Selection from the Work of ...

Jessie Belle Rittenhouse - American poetry - 1919 - 224 pages
...color you entire . . . And you become A goddess standing in a world of fire! BIRCHES Louis Untermeyer WHEN I see birches bend to left and right Across the...lines of straighter darker trees, I like to think some boy "s been swinging them. But swinging does n't bend them down to stay. Ice-storms do that. Often...
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Selected Poems

Robert Frost - Poetry - 1923 - 143 pages
...say whether it's like his Long sleep, as I describe its coming on, Or just some human sleep. BIRCHES WHEN I see birches bend to left and right Across the...them. But swinging doesn't bend them down to stay. 54 Ice-storms do that. Often you must have seen them Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning After a...
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Modern American and British Poetry

Louis Untermeyer - American poetry - 1923 - 403 pages
...have freshly sliced the April mire. BIRCHES When I see birches bend to left and right Across the line of straighter darker trees, I like to think some boy's...Ice-storms do that. Often you must have seen them After a rain. They click upon themselves As the breeze rises, and turn many-colored As the stir cracks...
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Information Relative to the Appointment and Admission of Cadets to the ...

Military Academy, West Point - 1934
...Across the line of straighter darker trees, 3. I like to think some boy's been swinging them. 4. Hut swinging doesn't bend them down to stay. !>. Ice-storms do that, often you must have seen them 6. Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning 7. After a rain. They click upon themselves 8. As the breeze...
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The Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems, Complete and Unabridged

Robert Frost - Poetry - 1979 - 607 pages
...staying possesses all In several beauty that Thought fares far To find fused in another star. 20 BIRCHES When I see birches bend to left and right Across the...them. But swinging doesn't bend them down to stay As ice storms do. Often you must have seen them 5 Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning After a rain....
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Taking Laughter Seriously

John Morreall - Humor - 1983 - 144 pages
..."Birches," Frost uses humor to make a point about the process of poetic creation itself. He begins: When 1 see birches bend to left and right Across the lines...like to think some boy's been swinging them. "But," he continues, "swinging doesn't bend them down to stay/ As ice-storms do." He then goes off on a sixteen-line...
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