The speaker in this poem is an experienced and wistful old man, who grown up before the year 1900, during which the world was facing a huge change. He has managed, however to live in US the way it was there one century ago. This mature man is a farmer, whose nights are agitated, as he constantly trying to understand those “considerations,” such as what could he defer a bit longer? What he needs to do tomorrow? These thoughts fill his head with these intense questions and therefore, he wishes to go back to his carefree days of boyhood.