Tuesday, March 8, 2011

For my Daddy {who loves Robert Frost}

The Onset
by Robert Frostnature 5

  
Always the same, when on a fated night
At last the gathered snow lets down as white
As may be in dark woods, and with a song
It shall not make again all winter long
nature 2
Of hissing on the yet uncovered ground,
I almost stumble looking up and round,
As one who overtaken by the end
Gives up his errand, and lets death descendnature 6
Upon him where he is, with nothing done
To evil, no important triumph won,
More than if life had never been begun.nature 7


Yet all the precedent is on my side:
I know that winter death has never tried
The earth but it has failed: the snow may heapnature 4
In long storms an undrifted four feet deep
As measured again maple, birch, and oak,
It cannot check the peeper's silver croak;
nature
And I shall see the snow all go down hill
In water of a slender April rill
That flashes tail through last year's withered brake
And dead weeds, like a disappearing snake.nature 3
Nothing will be left white but here a birch,
And there a clump of houses with a church.

  nature 1     

black and white wednesdayseven clown

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(H is for: taking pictures HELPS me get through the winter : )

61 comments:

Mighty M said...

Lovely. :)

antoinette marie said...

great poem, great pics!

Tamar SB said...

One of my favorite poets and some spectacular pictures!

Tamar

Angela@the crazyness that is me said...

Oh your photos are beautiful! LOVE the one with the birds in the air. I love coming to your blog. It brightens my day - I dont always comment, but I always read :)

Ms. Burrito said...

Nice one.

Please come to my Homepage for my H, hope to see you.

Mari said...

As always you take the words and bring them to life with your photos.
I always enjoy my stops here.

Skeller said...

eye candy + beautiful words = a wonderful combination
(all the flare is like the cherry on top!!)

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

I really like the photo with the sun spots. It reminds me that Spring is on its way. I hope you and your sweet family are having a great week so far!

clubben3 said...

Wow! Really gorgeous pictures! Especially love the windmills!

Caseybumpinalong said...

Oops, above comment was me, signed in under wrong name. - Casey

Jason, as himself said...

I love your talent with putting pictures with words, and words with pictures!

Christina (fivewalkers) said...

Really beautiful images...lovely poem. The starkness makes spring all the more grand.

She Writes said...

A daddy who loved Robert Frost? I am envious :)!

Punctuation Mark said...

beautiful post!!! your images are amazing!!!

Shey said...

what beautiful pictures and a beautiful poem to go along with them. =)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

You helped me just decide that Robert Frost is my favorite poet. Whatever the subject matter, the flow of his poetry is so soothing.

Thanks for coming by and commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed my post. I definitely enjoyed yours. The photos are great too.
xoRobyn

Anita Johnson said...

Taking pictures helps me through the winter too, but I'm running out of inspiration. Wait...here comes the sun...let the melting begin! Can't wait to hear the spring peepers!

Bevy said...

Loved your photos... I was trying to see if I recognized any of them. ;)

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Unbelievably beautiful! Wow. LOVE Mr. Frost...and the simplicity of that geese photo.

Wanda said...

Love these images Becky. You're rocking the sun flares and your trees - spectacular Oh, love the birds too. What a cool shot.

Great words to accompany some fabulous images.

Happy Wednesday, my friend!!

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Every one of these is just amazing!!!!! Hope you have a great day!

Eboix said...

beautiful words and beautiful photos

Fresh Mommy said...

Nice Flare! Beautiful words as well.

:)
~Tabitha

Kayce said...

Beautiful! Love the windmill shot!

Grace said...

What a beautiful poem, and the pics are gorgeous. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I just started it. Writing is so therapeutic.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous...kathryn is working on memorizing a Robert Frost poem for school right now...love all the pictures...PERFECT!

Dita said...

Beautiful sun flare shots, Becky. You'll have to show me how to do that one day.

The enveloping words of a poet extraordinaire are a beautiful accompanement to your images of the countryside finally waking up from its long winter's nap.

I am waking up too.....so amazing to be part of nature's annual rebirth!

Happy Wednesday, my friend!

xoxoxoxo
Dita

Roger Owen Green said...

...especially THIS winter...
lovely poem, nice post.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Colleen said...

What lovely photos and the poem is beautiful! Thank you for sharing Becky! Wishing you a fabulous day!

photowannabe said...

Your photos are like therapy to me. Truly beautiful. I love the Frost poem too.

misc.alaina said...

Wonderful photos! My daddy gave me my first Robert Frost collection as a child - he is a fan too!

Raymonde said...

Beautiful photos and poem. Take care. xxx

Beth P. said...

Oh how I love windmill pictures! Gorgeous!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Beautiful words matched with amazing shots! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

deb duty said...

Such gorgeous photos and beautiful words. Love the flare in the first one!

Gerri said...

Wonderful poem and images to go with it. I'm such a fan of Frost. ;)

Maddy said...

What a beautiful way to start the day! Thanks for sharing all the beauty...in Frost's words and your beautiful photos!

helenmac said...

Thank you for the Frost, his words help melt the remaining snow! Wonderful winter photos -- like you I take them to help me get through the mixed blessing of a winter season.
HelenMac, ABC Wednesday Team

DawnS said...

Very beautiful - a perfect first stop to my morning!

Tisha said...

awesome pics, love how you caught the light!

Jennifer Bowen said...

You are truly rocking the sun flare photos, Rebeckah! Way to go! We love Robert Frost's book Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening. Such beautiful words!

Krystyn said...

I love the shot with the solar flares. Awesome.

Farmgirl Paints said...

i'm ready for the snow to be a disappearing snake;) those pictures were just beautiful becky. i agree taking pictures just helps!

April said...

I'm a big fan of Robert Frost, too! Your pictures sure know how to tell a story PERFECTLY!

Buckeroomama said...

I love Robert Frost! Your pictures accompanying this poem are just gorgeous, Becky. Love the sun flares. :)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! I'm a longtime fan of Robert Frost and your photos are breathtaking as always! Hope your week is going well! Hugs to both you and Kaishon!

Sylvia
ABC Team

RR Mama said...

Love this!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I LOVE this poem; your Daddy has very good taste.
Your photos are as usual, spectacular!!!

Tara said...

Love the poem and I love the black and white captures..perfect.

Jim said...

Nice Becky! You captured it perfectly! Love the 'glare' pic.....really gives one the sense of the bright winter sun at that angle !

Shell in your Pocket said...

amazing pictures

sandy toe

Kim said...

Ah! This is why I love your blog so much! I did something like this a couple years ago with A Road Not Taken. Frost and photography: a perfect match!

Tumblewords: said...

I love this very special H post!

Deborah said...

Wow...that is so beautiful! :)

Erika B said...

Beautiful! I love that shot of the birds. Gives me hope for spring.

Erika B

jennykate77 said...

I love Robert Frost too. Those pictures are GORGEOUS!! Love the sun spots.

Charisma said...

Robert Frost is awesome! And so are your pictures!

Carrie said...

That was beautiful, and much needed for this winter weary heart!

Liz said...

Those pictures are AMAZING!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

WOW...those are some seriously gorgeous pictures that accompany Robert Frost's incredible words!

BEAUTIFUL BECKY!!

Happy Weekend~

xoxo,

Lisa

Eleanor said...

Beautiful. I just love how you compliment your words with your photographs....or photographs with words...however you want to look at it =)