Friday, October 21, 2011

Poetry Friday: Now Close the Windows

Now close the windows and hush all the fields:
     If the trees must, let them silently toss;
No bird is singing now, and if there is,
    Be it my loss.

It will be long ere the marshes resume,
    It will be long ere the earliest bird;
So close the windows and not hear the wind,
     But see all wind-stirred.

                            -- Robert Frost

Jama is hosting Poetry Friday right here, so get over there!

Photo by Janet Buell, 2011


maria horvath said...

This poem by Robert Frost is a new one to me.

What a lovely surprise!

Great blog, too.

Andrea Murphy said...

This is just perfect! I have my windows open today, probably for the last time until spring.

Joyce Ray said...

Love this poem. Perfect for today. And Janet's photo is lovely.

jama said...

This one's new to me, too. Wonderful and brings back good memories of visiting Frost Place this summer.

Robyn Hood Black said...

Thanks for sharing! And wouldn't you know we have our first "frost" advisory of the season - maybe I'll start celebrating that each year with a Frost poem! :0) Beautiful photograph.

Barbara said...

Great poem, Janet! Nice picture, too!

I'm Jet . . . said...

Thanks for your comments! And I like the photo, too. Very far from Frost though -- taken in Ireland at the Burren Perfumery.

Hopefully you'll be able to open your windows this weekend, Andy. Supposed to be as nice as today.


GatheringBooks said...

I always heave a sigh upon reading a Robert Frost poem. Very lovely. Thank you for sharing this,