Thursday, June 13, 2013

Follow Friday - Poem time

Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.
 Question: Activity: Spine Poetry. Create a line of poetry with your book spines (take a picture). Not feeling creative? Tell us about your favorite poem.
Guys I've had a DAY. When I woke up my water heater was leaking into the coat closet in my apartment and on the way to work car stopped working for 20 minutes at the gas station. This happened ALL BEFORE 8 a.m. So my creativity is drained. Done. Gone.

But I do have a favorite poem.
Whose woods are these 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. 
I used to think Robert Frost just wrote tralalala pretty nature poetry. But then in college I wrote a paper on this poem. Then I realized Robert Frost knew what he was doing.  He used so many elements of poetry and language in this poem.  And I love the last 4 lines. As an outdoors person and a dreamer they mean a lot to me personally.

Another poem I love is Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night. For me, this poem captures death and grief perfectly.  The ending is my favorite.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray,
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Read full poem here


Michelle Albanese Parsons said...

I like those poems. Never read them before. Thanks for sharing :)

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Liesel Hill said...

I went with a spine poem but this is one of my all-time favorite poems so I was delighted to see it featured on your blog! Old follower via Linky and bloglovin'. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday!

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Ooh nice poem! I'm not poetic either but decided to try it out. I did mine the way another blogger fashioned theirs because I couldn't see Rachel's!

Here's my Follow Friday

Have a GREAT weekend!

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Lexxie said...

I love that Frost poem, thanks for sharing. I'm not really reading a lot of poetry myself (apart from the Faerie Queene and Shakespeare's sonnets :D)

Old follower via bloglovin, here's my FF post for this week.

Have a fantastic Friday :)

Eveline @ Eveline's Books said...

Never heard of this poem, but it's beautiful!

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My FF:

Esty Nestea said...

The first is so beautiful! I've only really read one or two of Robert Frost's poems before. Thanks for sharing:)
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Jessica Mangicaro said...

Love both of those poems. :D Great great choices!

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Amber Hodges said...

sorry for all your bad luck!

I love the poem though, i need to read more from him!

Old follower here!

Here's My FF

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Danielle @ Coffee& Characters said...

Great Post

Hopping Along, Have an awesome Friday!

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Kaitlin Snider said...

I've read part of "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" somewhere before, but I can't remember where exactly. I think part of it was in a book I read.

I like the Robert Frost poem. His poetry is great.

Here's my favorite poem:

Nicole Hewitt said...

Both of these are amazing classic poems! You can find my poem here.

I'm a new follower via BlogLovin'!

Nova @ Musings of a Blogder said...

Hi, I’m Nova! You probably haven’t heard of me. I’m going out of my way to be more social (@NovaBlogder on twitter… Trying to tweet more.) That being said…

I love robert Frost! Good poem choice. It's really interesting too.

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Slytherpuff said...

They are classic poems for a reason; great choice!

New follower via GFC and bloglovin'. :)


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MeredithJ said...

Great choices! I'm a new follower via GFC, bloglovin, and Twitter (@MeredithRaeJ)


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lizasarusrex said...

I love your poem, very unique! Check out my FF


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SnowRavyn said...

Hi I'm new to blogging and following thru from Parajunkie's follow friday.

You can follow me back at "SnowRavyn's Reviews"