Monday, January 23, 2006

Mending Wall

MENDING WALL This is a poem written by Robert Frost. The poem is about whether walls are necessary or not. His viewpoint is that "something there is that doesn't love a wall" but also he gives his neighbor fellings that "Good fences make good neighbors".

This poem is very profound and wonderful. It invites the readear to reflect about the simple and common things that we do every day as part of life. Things that usually we do without stopping and thinking about why we are doing this or that. For example, he asks: Why do we build walls to leave things inside or to leave them outside? Or do we build walls just to follow our "father's sayings"? His neighbor insits that "Good fences make good neirghbors."


At 8:14 PM, Blogger mg said...

I absolutely agree on that most of the times as human beings we do not appreciate the simple things that are part of our lives. Even though, don't you think that the author is also trying to makes us reflect about how even nature doesn't like "walls". I believe that this is explained on the poem's first paragraph.


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