There are many good poems about friendship. One of my favorites is Robert Frost’s “A Time to Talk” (in my opinion, the best poem about friendship ever written). It is also a classic, and a favorite of mine is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “I Knew a Man by Sight.” I’ve included this poem because of its timeless, universal message: friendship is not about being together.
Robert Frost’s “A Time to Talk”
The theme of Robert Frost’s short poem ‘A Time to Talk’ is friendship. Frost addresses the importance of friendship in the life of a person and the place it occupies. The speaker is distracted from his work by his companion, who waits for him on his horse. He listens to his friend’s words and contemplates the value of friendship. As a result, he finds his friendship to be a great source of inspiration and joy.
A Time to Talk” is an important poem about friendship. Frost’s poem opens with a description of a friend calling for a conversation. When the friend finally returns, the speaker makes an effort to greet him. He ignores the hoe and the fields in order to speak to the friend. His choice is a symbol of friendship and loyalty. He does this without considering the costs of ignoring his friend.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “I Knew a Man by Sight”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet who specialized in portraying historical events through poetry. His poems were a key part of establishing poetry as a legitimate literary form in the United States. Longfellow’s poem, “The Arrow and the Song,” illustrates the power of words between friends. A sharp arrow represents harsh words, while the sweet song represents kind words. Once spoken, the words cannot be recovered.
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