Monday, December 10, 2007

A Time to Talk

A Time to Talk," by Robert Frost from The Poetry of Robert Frost (Henry Holt).

When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don't stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven't hoed,
And shout from where I am, 'What is it?'
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.

1 comment:

Kathiesbirds said...

Ah, Robert Frost. You can't beat him for summing up a New England moment.