Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Robert Frost


For some crazy reason, I have been thinking about poetry a lot lately, particularly Robert Frost. So here are 3 of my favorites of his:


Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.


The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Have a good week!
J.

4 comments:

Sayre said...

I think the beauty of Robert Frost is that he paints such vivid word pictures... you feel like you're standing right there in the snowy woods or watching dawn brighten to day.

It's EveryMan Poetry - even if you're not into poetry, you can appreciate it.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Robert Frost has always been one of my favorites as well. Such vivid words!

Brother Dave said...

Robert Frost was one whose poetry became known to me from high school American Literature. Thanks for the refresher.

K Cup Coffee said...

Great Poem . Thank you so much