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Robert Frost (1874–1963).  Mountain Interval.  1920.
 
7. Meeting and Passing
 
 
AS I went down the hill along the wall
There was a gate I had leaned at for the view
And had just turned from when I first saw you
As you came up the hill. We met. But all
We did that day was mingle great and small        5
Footprints in summer dust as if we drew
The figure of our being less than two
But more than one as yet. Your parasol
 
Pointed the decimal off with one deep thrust.
And all the time we talked you seemed to see        10
Something down there to smile at in the dust.
(Oh, it was without prejudice to me!)
Afterward I went past what you had passed
Before we met and you what I had passed.
 

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