Frost and Love 1

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Robert Frost gives us a moment to think about Love. Tell me some of you have not been the wind or the window flower. The good news is even if two people don’t wind up together, it is as beautiful as Frost depicts. Love happens whether you know it or not. If you want to know it, be courageous. Knock on a door, make a phone call, say something, anything.

“Wind and Window Flower” by Robert Frost

Lovers, forget your love,
And list to the love of these,
She a window flower,
And he a winter breeze.

When the frosty window veil
Was melted down at noon,
And the caged yellow bird
Hung over her in tune,

He marked her through the pane
He could not help but mark,
And only passed her by,
To come again at dark.

He was a winter wind,
Concerned with ice and snow,
Dead weeds and unmated birds,
And little of love could know.

But he sighed upon the sill,
He gave the sash a shake,
As witness all within
Who lay the night awake.

Perchance he half prevailed
To win her for the flight
From the firelit looking-glass
And warm stove-window light.

But the flower leaned aside
And thought of naught to say,
And morning found the breeze
A hundred miles away.

From a wonderful book Robert Frost Selected Poems published by Fall River Press 2011. From a volume Frost called “A Boy’s Will.”

 

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