The Telephone

A poem by Robert Lee Frost

'When I was just as far as I could walk
From here today,
There was an hour
All still
When leaning with my head again a flower
I heard you talk.
Don't say I didn't, for I heard you say
You spoke from that flower on the window sill
Do you remember what it was you said?'

'First tell me what it was you thought you heard.'

'Having found the flower and driven a bee away,
I leaned on my head
And holding by the stalk,
I listened and I thought I caught the word
What was it? Did you call me by my name?
Or did you say
Someone said "Come" I heard it as I bowed.'

'I may have thought as much, but not aloud.'

"Well, so I came.'

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