Monday, January 31, 2011

My contribution to the Sixth Annual Blogger's (Silent) Poetry Reading:

A Dream Pang
by Robert Frost

I had withdrawn in forest, and my song
Was swallowed up in leaves that blew alway;
And to the forest edge you came one day
(this was my dream) and looked and pondered long,
But did not enter, though the wish was strong:
You shook your pensive head as who should say,
'I dare not--too far in his footsteps stray-
He must seek me would he undo the wrong.'

Not far, but near, I stood and saw it all
behind low boughs the trees let down outside;
And the sweet pang it cost me not to call
and tell you that I saw does still abide.
But 'tis not true that thus I dwelt aloof,
For the wood wakes, and you are here for proof.



Leigh said...

Getting caught up on your blog. I don't get as much blog visiting done these days. :(

Love the Robert Frost poem. Makes me think I should read some poetry myself.

Are you all well now? Emma's flu sounds like a horrible experience. Hopefully you didn't get it too!

Leigh said...

Getting caught up on your blog again. Is it true that I haven't missed much. ;)