Climbing Over the Wall (or the end of Nathan's visit)

Sunday morning flew by because I didn’t want it to. Nathan was leaving for the farm and I wanted desperately to cram myself into his luggage, and I was dreading going back to work and the start of summer classes which were to begin the next day.

It is always hard to part with good friends, no? Whenever I get sad I try and find a poem that makes me feel better, so without further ado, some lines from one of my favorite poets:

“And on a day we meet to walk the line And set the wall between us once again. We keep the wall between us as we go. To each the boulders that have fallen to each. And some are loaves and some so nearly balls We have to use a spell to make them balance: 'Stay where you are until our backs are turned!' We wear our fingers rough with handling them. Oh, just another kind of out-door game, One on a side. It comes to little more: There where it is we do not need the wall…”
~
Mending Wall, Robert Frost

Thanks for coming to visit Nathan-see you in June!

Comments

Mummy Dearest said…
Woot, woot Bobbie Frost!! Love that exerpt -- never read the actual whole poem. I think I'll go look it up... Thanks for the tip!

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