Robert Frost in the Dismal Swamp

The first book of poetry that Robert Frost published was a small volume entitled Twilight.  Frost published Twilight on his own. It was intended as a gift for the woman he hoped would someday become his wife, Elinor White. The book was comprised of five poems including My Butterfly, which was the first poem that Frost had accepted for publication. It also included the poem Twilight:

Why am I first in thy so sad regard,

Twilight gazing from I know not where

I fear myself as one more than I guessed!

Am I instead of one so very fair

That thou art sorrowful and I oppressed.


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