Wednesday, April 9, 2014

In Honor of Natonal Poetry Month: Robert Frost

I personally cannot think of American poetry without thinking of Robert Frost. I talked a bit about it in my post here.

I love how I can curl up in his words and feel the very warmth of the scene. Here is a classic Frost, I hope you like it.

Carpe Diem– Robert Frost

Age saw two quiet children
Go loving by at twilight,
He knew not whether homeward,
Or outward from the village,
Or (chimes were ringing) churchward,
He waited, (they were strangers)
Till they were out of hearing
To bid them both be happy.
'Be happy, happy, happy,
And seize the day of pleasure.'
The age-long theme is Age's.
'Twas Age imposed on poems
Their gather-roses burden
To warn against the danger
That overtaken lovers
From being overflooded
With happiness should have it.
And yet not know they have it.
But bid life seize the present?
It lives less in the present
Than in the future always,
And less in both together
Than in the past. The present
Is too much for the senses,
Too crowding, too confusing-
Too present to imagine.


I just love the imagry. Need more Frost? Check out this post from last year.

You can learn more about Robert Frost and his work here. Check out compilations of his poetry here.

What do you love about poetry?

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