Sunday, September 13, 2015

BW37: Afield at dusk

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Afield at dusk


Robert Frost

WHAT things for dream there are when spectre-like, 
Moving among tall haycocks lightly piled, 
I enter alone upon the stubble field, 
From which the laborers’ voices late have died,
And in the antiphony of afterglow 
And rising full moon, sit me down 
Upon the full moon’s side of the first haycock 
And lose myself amid so many alike. 

I dream upon the opposing lights of the hour, 
Preventing shadow until the moon prevail; 
I dream upon the night-hawks peopling heaven, 
Each circling each with vague unearthly cry, 
Or plunging headlong with fierce twang afar; 
And on the bat’s mute antics, who would seem 
Dimly to have made out my secret place, 
Only to lose it when he pirouettes, 
And seek it endlessly with purblind haste; 
On the last swallow’s sweep; and on the rasp 
In the abyss of odor and rustle at my back, 
That, silenced by my advent, finds once more, 
After an interval, his instrument, 
And tries once—twice—and thrice if I be there; 
And on the worn book of old-golden song 
I brought not here to read, it seems, but hold 
And freshen in this air of withering sweetness:
But on the memory of one absent most, 
For whom these lines when they shall greet her eye. 


History of The Medieval World 
Chapter 44 - Days of the Empress pp 333 - 340 


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  1. 'Sheltering Rain' by Jojo Moyes. This was her first novel and is not nearly as good as her later offerings.

    1. Isn't that usually the case. The first novel isn't the best because they are still working on their craft which gets better and better with each book.

  2. Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler, excellent as good as A Spool of Blue Thread, her current novel shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

  3. This is my favorite composition by Robert Frost. I love this a lot.

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