In Her Shell
Thursday, August 31, 2006
  Fall and A Poem
Lulu inspired me with her melancholy fall reflections, and even though I am going back to work tomorrow and haven't looked at my lesson plans yet, I am taking a page from her book and posting one of my favorite fall poems.

My November Guest
Robert Frost

My Sorrow, when she's here with me,
Thinks these dark days of autumn rain
Are beautiful as days can be;
She loves the bare, the withered tree;
She walks the sodden pasture lane.

Her pleasure will not let me stay.
She talks and I am fain to list:
She's glad the birds have gone away,
She's glad her simple worsted gray
Is silver now with clinging mist.

The desolate, deserted trees,
The faded earth, the heavy sky,
The beauties she so truly sees,
She thinks I have no eye for these,
And vexes me for reason why.

Not yesterday I learned to know
The love of bare November days
Before the coming of the snow,
But it were vain to tell her so.
And they are better for her praise.
 
Comments:
Poetry makes everything better doesn't it?
 
I just stumbled upon your blog the other day. I just wanted to say hi and that I just adore Robert Frost's work.
 
Lu: Yes, yes it does.

Dragonfly, thanks for stopping by again! And this is a good time of year for old Bob, isn't it?
 
Yes it sure is, and it's been so very grey around here (northeast) lately, perfect choice of poems. :o)
 
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