Wednesday, October 19, 2016


This was taken earlier in the year, on our way to Skyline Drive. We took a minor detour through the town of Sperryville.

I wonder about the trees.
Why do we wish to bear
Forever the noise of these
More than another noise,
So close to our dwelling place?
We suffer them by the day
Till we lose all measure of pace,
And fixity in our joys,
And acquire a listening air.
They are that talks of going
But never gets away;
And that talks wiser and older,
That now it means to stay.
My feet tug at the floor 
And my head sways to my shoulder
Sometimes when I watch trees sway
From the window or the door.
I shall set forth for somewhere,
I shall make the reckless choice
Some day when they are in voice
And tossing so as to scare
The white clouds over them on.
I shall have less to say, But I shall be gone.

~Robert Frost~


  1. Nice poem, Denise, and your beautiful photo is perfect for this post!

  2. Such a lovely picture, and I have never read this poem. It is so good and contemplative. We live at the base of the Skyline Drive.

  3. Two blogs I follow have featured Robert Frost today. Such an evocative poet.

  4. A beautiful flowering tree and matching the poem!
    Greetings Elke

  5. love that house and the poem.. I love trees, always have

  6. A pretty tree with white flowers. The tree looks like it is very near to the house. Thank you for the poem.

  7. Only Robert Frost could write this poem about trees and their feelings.

  8. Gorgeous blossoms, and the poem's a great choice.

  9. So pretty -and I love Robert Frost!

  10. Hi Denise, super tree in blossom, and super choice of poem. Seeing your blog on a regular basis, you have had a lot more sun than us lately. Regards John


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