Friday, October 7, 2022

GATHERING LEAVES...

Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.

I make a great noise 
Of rustling all day
Like rabbit and deer
Running away.
But the mountains I raise
Elude my embrace,
Flowing over my arms
And into my face.

I may load and unload
Again and again
Till I fill the whole shed,
And what have I then?

Next to nothing for weight,
And since they grew duller
From contact with earth,
Next to nothing for color.
Next to nothing for use
But a crop is a crop, 
And who's to say where
The harvest shall stop?

Gathering Leaves
by
Robert Frost




Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet.  His work was initially published in England before it was published in the United States. Known for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech, Frost frequently wrote about settings from rural life in New England in the early 20th century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes.  

He was born in San Francisco, California, to journalist William Prescott Frost Jr. and Isabelle Moodie. His father was descended from Nicholas Frost of Tiverton, Devon, England, who had sailed to New Hampshire in 1634 on the Wolfrana, and his mother was a Scottish immigrant.

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36 comments:

  1. What a very cool poem! It both interesting and whimsical.

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  2. Another gorgeous poem - and beautifully illustrated. I am glad that the blogger glitch seems to have settled.

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    1. Thank you Sue, glad you liked poem and photos :) I'm glad that blogger is fixed also.

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  3. Robert Frost!! I knew right at the beginning...he is my favorite American Poet. My favorite line of all time is "I have mile's to go before I sleep".

    Spectacular Autumn colors too.

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    1. He is a great poet, and I love that line also. Thank you Anni :)

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  4. What a wonderful poem. The photos are beautiful. The best part of autumn is the glorious colors.

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    1. Happy you liked them Ann :) Those autumn colors are a joy aren't they?

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  5. Incredible autumn leaves indeed

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  6. Beautiful poem and fall leaves are lovely. Take care, have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Eileen and you have a great weekend also :)

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    1. Obrigado :) O outono é uma época maravilhosa. Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

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  8. Beautiful photos. I love autumn... I know we need the rain, but I just wish it would rain a little less! :D

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    1. Thank you Nikki, always nice to have the rain, just enough but not too much :)

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  9. This was perfect for the season, Denise, with such lovely photos and Frost poem as well. It seems that the blogger glitch has been resolved as I was also able to upload photos today.

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    1. Thank you Dorothy :) Happily we are back to normal on blogger :)

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  10. Hello :=) Beautiful poem, and gorgeous fall colours.

    I was having the same problem yesterday evening, but after lunch today it was back to normal.

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    1. Thank you Breathtaking :) Good to hear you are back to normal with blogger also :)

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  11. Autumn is pretty around your neck of the woods, Denise. I love the orange colors. We get the oranges and golds in northern California also. Robert Frost is one of my favorites when it comes to poems. Have a lovely weekend.

    ~Sheri

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    1. We do have lovely Fall colors, depending on the weather beforehand. Happy you enjoyed the poem and thank you :)

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  12. Love the gathering leaves time of the year. I have to admit that I don't miss the maple tree on our former property and all the leaves! :) Happy Weekend to you!

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    1. Yes, we get a lot of leaves at this time of the year :) Happy weekend to you also :)

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  13. What gorgeous color you have captured in your photos, Denise! The Frost poem is beautiful. We visited the Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire many years ago. He certainly is one of America's most acclaimed poets. I always think of his reading at the inauguration of John F Kennedy.

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen :) It was a lovely day when I took these photos, the leaves were more vivid than I have ever seen them. That must have been a wonderful visit. It is certainly something I would have enjoyed. I didn't realize he had read at President Kennedy's inauguration. Thank you for that info. I shall have to look it up.

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  14. Robert Frost nailed it! (Again.) Such a wonderful poem and so beautifully illustrated.

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    1. He certainly did, a marvelous poet. Thank you Jeanie, glad you enjoyed :)

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  15. Beautiful photographs and poem.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, much appreciated. All the best to you also :)

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  16. I've always loved Robert Frost. I miss experiencing fall. Thank you for the gorgeous photos.

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    1. He is one of my favorites Kay, and you are very welcome :)

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