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Not All There

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I turned to speak to God,
About the world’s despair;
But to make bad matters worse,
I found God wasn’t there.

God turned to speak to me
(Don’t anybody laugh)
God found I wasn’t there—
At least not over half.


Originally appeared in the April 1936 issue of Poetry magazine.


“Not All There” is from the book The Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem, © 1969 by Henry Holt and Company, © 1936 by Robert Frost, © 1964 by Lesley Frost Ballantine, reprinted by arrangement with Henry Holt and Company.
Source: Poetry (February 2012)

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