Tree at my window by Robert Frost Summary
“Tree at My Window” differs from most of Frost’s nature poems locally. Instead of going out of the field or wood, the speaker is looking out of his bedroom window at a tree nearby. He closes his window at night, but he does not draw the curtain because of his love for trees. It is a poem of a smooth modern nature. Where transcentralists in the nineteenth century considered nature to be profound, the speaker here denies the possibility of speaking of the wisdom of the tree in particular. Instead, he compares human and tree conditions. He could have imagined seeing the tree “taken away” by the storm and the tree looking at him asleep, but it had him “picked up and dropped / and everything was lost” has “external” and “internal weather” related to them. The unique concern that has brought them together is the stylized “fate” – but an imaginary fate.
He sees the tree not as a trainer but as a comrade, a colleague. There is a scientific revolution between the transcendentalist beliefs in nature as Frost and the teacher who denies the possibility of a “sermon on the rocks” and it is clear that the tree is physically, personally only metaphorically, storm-touched. This metaphor, the oldest form of the poet, remains as strong as it is when it is used here. The speaker storm is just a dream, but dreams can be deeply disturbing; Psychologists emphasize that they can be very significant.
“Indoor Weather” reflects a repetitive theme of Frost, who jumped into maintaining mental balance in his personal life. Internal doubts and conflicts dominate several of Frost’s mid-century poems, including his 1928 books West-Running Brook, “Bereft,” and “The Night of the Night”; In his next book, A More Range, Desert Places Describes Personal Fear. The kinship with nature in “Tree a My Window” is more healing and lasting than the previous “birch“. Both trees and humans have been “thrown” but survived. The Steeple Bush of 1944 will rekindle the lasting effects of frost nature in poems such as “One Step Backward Taught” and “Stemming Am Star Like” in both cases.
“Tree in my window” has a unique form. At first glance, it was published as a neat, compact poem, which Abbadd, Lord Tennyson used in his Memorandum (1850) long poem Abba rhyme scheme. The first three lines of each quatrain are the tetrameter lines, while the last line contains two or three solid bits. Rhythmic variations are, of course, quite unusual. Frost once noticed that in English there are only two meters, hard iambic and loose iambic. This poem is, of course, progressive. Only two of the sixteen lines – both abbreviations are arbitrarily regular. Frost has used extra stressed strains on most lines. Again, Frost found a way to be innovative with a touch of rhythm without losing the idea of a traditional thematic poetic structure. Tree at my window Tree at my window Tree at my window Tree at my window Tree at my window Tree at my window Tree at my window Tree at my