Tuesday, November 07, 2006

For every parcel I stoop down to seize
I lose some other off my arms and knees,
And the whole pile is slipping, bottles, buns,
Extremes too hard to comprehend at once
Yet nothing I should care to leave behind.

With all I have to hold with hand and mind
And heart, if need be, I will do my best.
To keep their building balanced at my breast.
I crouch down to prevent them as they fall;
Then sit down in the middle of them all.
I had to drop the armful in the road
And try to stack them in a better load.


The Armful;
by Robert Frost
from here

4 comments:

sheece said...

hey there, how are u doing? came to ur site after a long time...., i wasn't getting any updates from ur site, so i thot u weren't writing. but i guess the subscription was sending me the links...

neha said...

hi sheece,

how are you? loong time. i never evolved enough (technologically) to learn this subscription business. :)

i guess changing templates or something would have stuffed it up - dont have a clue.

take care, nice to hear from you.

Hash said...

Robert Frost is one of my favorite poets . So much sense in beautiful verse.

neha said...

hi hash,

i love the way he rhymes so effortlessly. i love the effortlessness of this poem.

and the poem itself, it seems very relevant at my stage in life, personally. but i guess that's what makes it a master piece - most people would, i guess, find it so relevant.