North of Boston
Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at 1stWorldLibrary.ORG -SOMETHING there is that doesn't love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes...more
Fiction tends to be my favorite literary form; I'm attracted to the idea of story, which is the essence of fiction. Not surprisingly, my ...more
This passage from "Black Cottage":
For, dear me, why abandon a belief
Merely because it ceases to be true.
Cling to it long enough, and not a doubt
It will turn true again, for so it goes.
made me think of Kurt Vonnegut.
When reading lines such as the ones below from "Blueberries" I'll be darned if I don't hear Dr Seuss:
He has brought them all up on ...more
There are those who take exception to Frost's ...more
"I could say 'Elves' to him,
But it's not elves exactly, and I'd rather
he said it for himself."
fr. "The Death of the Hired Man":
"Part of a moon was falling down the west,
Dragging the whole sky with it to the hills.
Its light poured softly in her lap. She saw it
And spread her apron to it. She put out her hand
Among the harp-like morning-glory strings,
Taut with the dew from garden bed to eaves,
As if she played unheard some tenderness
That wrought on him beside her in the night."
On the other hand, both of them are at their best writing simple, everyday vignettes that seem to gesture towards something greater.
"Where shall we meet again?"
"Nowhere but here
Once more before we meet elsewhere."
"It ought to be in rain. Sometime in rain.
In rain to-morrow, shall we, if it rains?
But if we must, in sunshine." So she went.
The latter, literally, not as in today's "I went" (meaning "I said")
A good book of poems. I enjoyed them.
Includes classics and Frost favorites like Mending Wal, Home Burial, and The Death of the Hired Man.
Robert Frost must have experienced first hand a lot of what he wrote about. It brought tears while reading several of the poems.
He has a great way of painting a picture. When I was reading "Apple Pickin' " I could actually visualize it.