Welcome to Poetry Friday on this beautiful day. Today I'm sharing a bit of Frost. This one comes from the collection North of Boston.
by Robert Frost
I had for my winter evening walk—
No one at all with whom to talk,
But I had the cottages in a row
Up to their shining eyes in snow.
And I thought I had the folk within:
I had the sound of a violin;
I had a glimpse through curtain laces
Of youthful forms and youthful faces.
I had such company outward bound.
I went till there were no cottages found.
I turned and repented, but coming back
I saw no window but that was black.
Over the snow my creaking feet
Disturbed the slumbering village street
Like profanation, by your leave,
At ten o’clock of a winter eve.
Here's what folks are sharing today.
Books and Reviews
Books and Reviews
Sally from Paper Tigers shares some thoughts on poetry for parents.Original Poems
John Mutford of The Book Mine Set reviews his year of reading poetry and ranks his favorites.
Carol of Carol's Corner shares a haiku from Pat Mora's book Yum! Mmmm! Mmmm! Qué Rico!.
Marietta from The Bookworm's Booklist reviews some Mother Goose and Mommy & Me CD's.
Sylvia Vardell from Poetry for Children shares her thoughts on the best poetry of 2008.
Tiel Aisha Ansari from Knocking from Inside gives us a poem entitled A Winter's Discontent.Poetry of Others
Elaine of Wild Rose Reader has an original rhyming acrostic poem entitled Chameleon.
David Elzey, writing at Fomagrams, recaps his year of blogging with a found poem of his own posts. This is very cool!
Author Amok (Laura) and her daughter wrote a parody entitled We Wish it Was a 'Winter Wonderland'.
Laura Purdie Salas rounds up all the original poems from her 15 words or less challenge.
Lorie Ann Grover of On Point shares an original haiku entitled Melting.
Over at DeoWriter, Jone also shares a few seasonal haiku.
Julie Larios from The Drift Record shares her poem entitled Months of the Year.
Over at Blue Rose Girls, Elaine shares the Naomi Shihab Nye poem Snow.Enjoy this marvelous feast of poetry, and if I haven't said it before now, happy holidays.
Barbara from The Write Sisters shares a Christmas classic.
Jill Corcoran gives us The Christmas Cactus by Liz Rosenberg.
Mary Lee over at A Year of Reading shares Oliver Wendell Holme's Contentment.
Over at Into the Wardrobe, Tarie gives us the T.S. Eliot poem The Journey of the Magi.
Lisa Chellman of Under the Covers shares an epigraph written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge entitled What If You Slept?.
Laura Purdie Salas shares the poem The Snake from David Elliott's book On the Farm.
Douglas Florian from the Florian Cafe is in today with two poems on mortality.
Stacey from Two Writing Teachers shares an excerpt from the Maya Angelou poem Amazing Peace.
Over at readertotz, Lorie Ann Grover has posted the nursery rhyme Come to the Window.
Erin of Miss Erin is sharing the poem she found in her Christmas stocking, Mary's Song by Luci Shaw.
Suzanne from Adventures in Daily Living is also sharing Luci Shaw's powerful poem.
Kelly Fineman of Writing and Ruminating shares my love of Frost with the sigh-inducing To Earthward.
Little Willow of Bildungsroman shares the first stanza from The Night-Piece: To Julia by Robert Herrick.