Friday, February 10, 2012

Poetry Friday: Another Frost-y Day . . .

. . . but spring is in the air.

A Patch of Old Snow

There's a patch of old snow in a corner,,
     That I should have guessed
Was a blow-away paper the rain
     Had brought to rest.

It is speckled with grime as if
    Small print overspread it,
The news of the day I've forgotten --
     If I ever read it.

                     -- Robert Frost

Laura Purdie Salas is hosting PF today over at her blog, Writing the World for Kids.


Joyce Ray said...

Nice poem, Jet. I hadn't read that one. Lots of patches of old snow this year. So odd for February.

Mur said...

Reminds me of my teaching days. Used this one during our April Poetry Month unit. The kids could relate to it so easily.

Mary Lee said...

We haven't had enough snow to get those old patches yet. Still hoping...

I'm Jet . . . said...

Well, Mary Lee, we have old patches here in NH, as Joyce knows. Not old enough for me, though. I cannot wait for spring.

Thanks for the comments everyone!


laurasalas said...

Love this one, Jet.

The news of the day I've forgotten --
If I ever read it.

Those last lines are a comfort to me, since I feel guilty often for not keeping up with news/politics very well--and not really wanting to!