What could be better then playing with birches in nature? Robert Frost writes that he "should prefer to have some boy bend them." There should be birches "for him to conquer." He says "I"d go by climbing a birch tree Toward heaven One could do worse than be a swinger of birches." He also talks about nature and how the different seasons affect a birch tree.
Frosts" view of the birches is that they should be used as swings by young boys "Whose only play was what he found himself." He uses his first view of nature through winter. The trees bends like a boy has been swinging on it. Next, the spring comes along and melts the snow's crystal shell off the tree. The melting of the snow and ice cause an avalanche-like effect sweeping the snow to the earth, which resembles the "inner dome of heaven that has fallen." Following this is summer, and the Frost says that a boy has played on his father's tree so long that it took the life out of the tree. They reminded him, he writes, of girls who bent over to dry their hair in the sun. After icicles formed in their limbs they become bent from weight. .
In addition to Frost feeling that birches were to be used for playing, he also regarded them as a means of escape from life. "So was I once a swinger of birches. And so I dream of going back to be. It's when I"m weary of considerations, And life is too much like a pathless wood-.
The major ideas of the poem are that birches provide play time for country boys. He discusses how the boy jumping down from the tree reminded him of his adolescence. They also provide peace and quiet for one who is overtaking with worries. Frost states that birches are strong trees that never bend totally. "They click upon themselves as the breeze rises.".
I agree with Robert Frost. I, too, can see that country boys and girls can use birches as toys. They climb upon its branches just to see how high they can get. The woods (birches) do provide a place of tranquility and relaxation.