• Poetry

    A late walk by Robert Frost

    When I go up through the mowing field, The headless aftermath, Smooth-laid like thatch with the heavy dew, Half closes the garden path. And when I come to the garden ground, The whir of sober birds Up from the tangle of withered weeds Is sadder than any words A tree beside the wall stands bare, But a leaf that lingered brown, Disturbed, I doubt not, by my thought, Comes softly rattling down. I end not far from my going forth By picking the faded blue Of the last remaining aster flower To carry again to you.   – Posted from my iPhone

  • Life,  Poetry

    WHY DO YOU STAY UP SO LATE? By Don Paterson

    I’ll tell you, if you really want to know:  remember that day you lost two years ago  at the rockpool where you sat and played the jeweler  with all those stones you’d stolen from the shore?  Most of them went dark and nothing more,  but sometimes one would blink the secret color  it had locked up somewhere in its stony sleep.  This is how you knew the ones to keep.   So I collect the dull things of the day  in which I see some possibility  but which are dead and which have the surprise  I don’t know, and I’ve no pool to help me tell– so I look at them…