Robert Frost's "Out, Out"



Oh out out by rubber Frost the buzzsaw snarled and rattled in the yard and made dust and dropped stove link sticks of wood sweet scented stuff when the breeze drew across it from there those that lifted eyes could count five mountain ranges one behind the other under the sunset far in Vermont and the sauce snarled and rattled snarled and rattled as a translator had to bear a load and nothing happened day was all but done call it a day I wish they might have said to please the boy by giving him the half hour that boy counts so much when saved from work his sister stood beside them in her apron to tell them supper at the word the saw as if to prove saws knew what Supper meant leapt out at the boy's hand or seemed to leap he must have given the hand however it was neither refused the meeting but the hand the boy's first outcry was a rueful laugh as he swung toward them holding up the hand half an appeal and half as if to keep the life from spilling then the boy saw all since he was old enough to know big boy doing a man's work though a child at heart he saw all spoiled don't let him cut my hand off the doctor when he comes don't let him sister so hand was gone already in the dark of ether he lay and puffed his lips out with his breath and then watch read his pulse took fright no one believed they listened at his heart little less nothing and that ended down there and they since they were not the one dead turn to their affairs you

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  4. Wow! What and incredible and chilling reading. Thanks. Read more poems please!!! I think you would have a great voice for Wilfred Owen poems. I would love to hear you read "Anthem for Doomed Youth."

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