Sunday, January 20, 2008

Today's poem - A Time To Talk by Robert Frost


A Time To Talk
by Robert Frost

When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don't stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven't hoed,
And shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.

6 comments:

  1. Aren't Frost's words and sentiments always delicious? He is one of my favorite poets. I love the message of this simple verse. :)

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  2. This is a poem I hadn't happened to read before, and I thought it wonderful.

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  3. Robert Frost is my favorite poet ever.

    My friend told me a shocking story of him at school on Friday. She said that Stopping by Woods on A Snowy Evening was about him contemplating suicide. "Miles to go before I sleep, promises to keep" and all that...he evidently changed his mind.

    That was so upsetting to me. I hate to think of anyone in such mental torment.

    This particular poem hits the exact essence of how the world should be with each other, and sadly, too often isn't.

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  4. Thanks for sharing this Frost poem. I'm finally escaping "Frost the assigned homework" poet to appreciate his writing. And it's wonderful!

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  5. This one is wonderful!! I love Robert Frost.

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  6. Bellezza, I asked my teacher husband and he said it is all personal interpretation. But he did have a lot of torment in his life.

    Doctor Mom, sometimes school just ruins literature.

    Les, I think this is such a good one.

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