Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sunday Verse: To The Thawing Wind

After the back to back February blizzards in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, I thought this would be an appropriate seasonal poem:

To The Thawing Wind

Come with rain. O loud Southwester!
Bring the singer, bring the nester;
Give the buried flower a dream;
make the settled snowbank steam;
Find the brown beneath the white;
But whate'er you do tonight,
bath my window, make it flow,
Melt it as the ice will go;
Melt the glass and leave the sticks
Like a hermit's crucifix;
Burst into my narrow stall;
Swing the picture on the wall;
Run the rattling pages o'er;
Scatter poems on the floor;
Turn the poet out of door.

~ Robert Frost, A Boy's Will, 1913

1 comment:

  1. I liked the poem. It sure makes me gleeful to see the green sprigs of flowers poke through the brown soil.
    Spring a lovely time of year, new life.:)