Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Dose of Culture: Robert Frost

"'Before I built a wall I'd ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offense.
Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
That wants it down.' I could say 'Elves' to him,
But it's not elves exactly, and I'd rather
He said it for himself. I see him there,
Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top
In each hand, like an old-stone savage armed.
He moves in darkness as it seems to me,
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
He will not go behind his father's saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, 'Good fences make good neighbors.'"

--"Mending Wall"

1 comment:

Lindsay-with-an-A said...

The thing I like about Robert Frost's poetry is there always seems to be a kind of bittersweet nostalgia about it.

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