We climbed the pasture on the south, crossed over, And came down on the north.
It may be because the wall restricts the otherwise wider spread of the hunting ground. He will not go behind his father's saying, And he likes having thought of it so well He says again, "Good fences make good neighbours.
The speaker also argues that nature does not like such walls between men. The speaker further says the crumbling of the wall due to the natural activity makes gaps where the two neighbours can pass through easily.
Commentary I have a friend who, as a young girl, had to memorize this poem as punishment for some now-forgotten misbehavior. This is to indicate how difficult it was to mend the wall on a regular basis. I had the swirl and ache From sprays of honeysuckle That when they're gathered shake Dew on the knuckle.
I must go-- Somewhere out of this house. And makes gaps even two can pass abreast. You had stood the spade up against the wall Outside there in the entry, for I saw it. But are these impulses so easily separable? Mending Wall Something there is that doesn't love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.
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