My favorite Robert Frost Poem

One of my favorite memories is singing in Michigan’s State Choir as a high school student. I recall the song we sang was a rendition of a Robert Frost poem.

There was one particular line in his poem that has always stuck with me. It is the line “You come too…”, for me this has meant so much to me. It’s an invitation, an inclusion. It speaks to belonging and a sense of being needed. It’s a simple poem, and yet it evokes in me a complicated nuance of being present in every mundane chore to the important chapter events in life. To me, it is this epic journey of both invitation and presence.

You come too…

The Pasture” by Robert Frost

I’m going out to clean the pasture spring; 
I’ll only stop to rake the leaves away 
(And wait to watch the water clear, I may): 
I sha’n’t be gone long.—You come too. 
I’m going out to fetch the little calf 
That’s standing by the mother. It’s so young, 
It totters when she licks it with her tongue. 
I sha’n’t be gone long.—You come too. 
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