Robert Frost’s piece, “The Silken Tent,” is one that speaks to me very well. From my perspective of it, I can agree with many of my peers’ opinions of how this looks like a topic of love and care in a relationship. It’s in this imagery that we see a well-rigged tent that can represent the consistencies of a strong relationship; one that has its balance of rested & tensioned contraints.
The tent could represent shelter, comfort, or a structured system. With proper-measured care, the tent will be harnessed to the ground with rope and supported in its center by a mast. However, some freedom advocates better adjustments to weather patterns and other natural occurrences. Therefore, the ropes are mentioned to be rather loose. My favorite line that represents this concept: “And only by one’s going slightly taut In the capriciousness of summer air”