Commenter Of The Day: The Gift Outright EditionMatt Hardigree8/31/10 5:00pmFiled to: Commenter Of The DayCOTD54EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIt's a famous, oft told tale, but it's worth repeating here. An elderly Robert Frost gets up to read his poem "Dedication" to John F. Kennedy on the day of his inauguration. Unfortunately, the glare of the heavy snow makes it impossible to read the words in front of him. Instead, he goes to "The Gift Outright" because he can recite it from memory and it's the right length. It's also incredibly thoughtful and maybe more reflective than the poem he was supposed to give. "The land was ours before we were the land's./ She was our land more than a hundred years/Before we were her people." Frost in one of his finest hours. Not sure if a particle accelerator and baker's half-dozen of Lamborghinis was part of his vision, but Irishman72 gives it a try.