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#82641 - 03/26/06 03:38 PM Revelation
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Today is the birthday of Robert Frost, one of my favorite American poets. I remember, as a young teenager, crying when he died. I wanted him to live forever.

Here's a poem that may be relevant to us. I saw it today on a poetry site I use and it reminded me of how things sometimes are for us:


Revelation

We make ourselves a place apart
Behind light words that tease and flout,
But oh, the agitated heart
Till someone really find us out.

'Tis pity if the case require
(Or so we say) that in the end
We speak the literal to inspire
The understanding of a friend.

But so with all, from babes that play
At hide-and-seek to God afar,
So all who hide too well away
Must speak and tell us where they are.

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
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#82642 - 03/26/06 05:01 PM Re: Revelation
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The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost


Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;


Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,


And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.


I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and Ió
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


I know it is one of his most famous poems, but I really like this one also. Happy Birthday Robert

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#82643 - 03/26/06 05:12 PM Re: Revelation
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http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poet.html?id=2361&srce=VGOO

this is where you can read a bit about Robert Frost and there are 17 poems you can read

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#82644 - 03/26/06 06:09 PM Re: Revelation
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Michael,

That poem was the first one of Frost's that I ever read. My English teacher and I talked about it, and I remember being amazed that a few lines of poetry could stimulate so many ideas in me. I liked being told that what was important wasn't whether my ideas were "right" or "wrong"; at that point it was having ideas that counted.

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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