Monday, October 25, 2010

Late October verse: In Hardwood Groves


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In Hardwood Groves


The same leaves over and over again!
They fall from giving shade above
To make one texture of faded brown
And fit the earth like a leather glove.

Before the leaves can mount again
To fill the trees with another shade,
They must go down past things coming up.
They must go down into the dark decayed.

They must be pierced by flowers and put
Beneath the feet of dancing flowers.
However it is in some other world
I know that this is the way in ours.


- Robert Frost


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2 comments:

Lori said...

I love Robert Frost, and love the image as well.....fall is my favorite time of year. Thank you for this post, a bit of beauty to inspire my day. I hopped over here from Elizabeths blog! Lori

Austin Fleming said...

That's a big hop across a big pond!
Welcome, Lori!