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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: March 26, 2020      Views: 88

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I taught English for 40 years on the high school and college level. Since retiring, I have written a poetry collection titled "Reflections of a Dog Walker," and five novels, all unpublished. I mostly post poems and short stories.
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This work has reached the exceptional level
a tribute to Robert Frost
"Amazing Spring" by RodG
When Spring at last made her debut
the trees burst forth and blossoms flew.
A whisper--or perhaps her sigh--
soon ferried them far from my view.

Above me in a cloudless sky
I saw a wedge of wild geese fly.
They fled far north, I knew not where,
their throaty honks a welcome cry.

She summoned me to closely stare
at what a week ago was bare,
my father's fields and each fruit tree
which flowered now, perfumed the air.

This unexpected pageantry
left me awed by her artistry,
amazed at what I now did see,
at ALL there was for me to see.


Author Notes
Today is Robert Frosts birthday. He was born March 26, 1874 and died in January, 1963.

He has always been my favorite American poet, and perhaps Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening is my favorite poem of his.

AMAZING SPRING is meant to be a tribute to this great poem, not a parody. I used the same format: 4 quatrains written in iambic tetrameter with a AABA BBCB CCDC DDDD rhyme scheme.

Thank you for sharing my poem.

Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

This poem is in the public domain.

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