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The poem included above is the first in Robert Frost's first published collection, A Boy's Will. It also appears as the first poem in the Library of America edition of Frost's collected poems, prose, and plays.
If you want an improved experience with Frost's poem, read the poem aloud (which is usually good advice for any poem but is even better advice for Frost's poems), and then take a few minutes to read this important article, and be sure to view the embedded video.
Now, even though much of the article and the embedded video include focus on another Frost poem, "Kitty Hawk" (available via this link), I invite you to read "Into My Own" (the poem copied above) in light of Professor Hart's argument. To my mind, both poems point to Frost's state of mind (depression) and his need to be needed. With respect to depression, many of us can relate to the poem; with respect to the need to be needed, the poem becomes a universal experience.
Now I invite you to share your explication of "Into My Own."
So, tell me what you think.