Rhythm in Words

July 15, 2011

Reluctance

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Written by: Nydia O
Old man in Guanajuato

This is one of my favorite poems by Robert Frost,  it talks about letting go, understanding that time goes by and with it many people and things including the seasons. Hope you enjoy it and please share your favorite poems with us.

RELUCTANCE

“Out through the fields and the woods

and over the walls I have wended;

I have climbed the hills of view

And looked at the world, and descended;

I have come by the highway home,

And lo, it is ended.

 

The leaves are all dead on the ground,

Save those that the oak is keeping

To ravel them one by one

And let them go scraping and creeping

Out over the crusted snow,

When others are sleeping.

 

And the dead leaves lie huddled and still,

No longer blown hither and thither;

The last lone aster is gone;

The flowers of the witch-hazel wither;

The heart is still aching to seek,

But the feet question ‘Whither?’

 

Ah, when to the heart of man

Was it ever less than a treason

To go with the drift of things,

To yield with a grace to reason,

And bow and accept the end

Of a love or of a season?”

Robert Frost

Photograph taken by Lupe Gonzales in the city of Guanajuato, Mexico.

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Nydia O
A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.-Maya Angelou. La Vida Valle is where I write about "la vida" my life in the Rio Grande Valley. From this bi-cultural corner on the tip of Texas, I share my poems and my spiritual and travel experiences. I also blog about the arts, nature and my passion for historic preservation and architecture. But most importantly, let's talk about "la vida" - living our lives - in a vacation state of mind. Contributions and comments are always welcome .




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