Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wednesday Musings

Reluctance by Robert Frost

Out through the fields and the woods
And over the walls I have wended;
I have climbed the hills of view
And looked at the world, and descended;
I have come by the highway home,
And lo, it is ended.

The leaves are all dead on the ground,
Save those that the oak is keeping
To ravel them one by one
And let them go scraping and creeping
Out over the crusted snow,
When others are sleeping.

And the dead leaves lie huddled and still,
No longer blown hither and thither;
The last lone aster is gone;
The flowers of the witch-hazel wither;
The heart is still aching to seek,
But the feet question 'Whither?'

Ah, when to the heart of man
Was it ever less than a treason
To go with the drift of things,
To yield with a grace to reason,
And bow and accept the end
Of a love or a season?


  1. Beautiful Shawn..

    To yield with a grace to reason,
    And bow and accept the end
    Of a love or a season?

    My favourite bit.... sounds so simply and logical, but when the heart is broken it knows no reason...


  2. Lovely... and melancholy...

  3. People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
    When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.

    When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
    They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
    to provide you with guidance and support;
    to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
    They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
    They are there for the reason you need them to be.

    Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
    this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
    Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
    Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
    What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
    The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

    Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
    because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
    They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
    They may teach you something you have never done.
    They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
    Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

    LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
    things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
    Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
    and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
    It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

    Thank you for being a part of my life,
    whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

    -Aleksandra Lachut

  4. It is a lovely poem, isn't it? Believe it or not the first time I heard it was from an episode of the Golden Girls.

    And yes, that's my favorite part as well, EH.

    Thanks for sharing what you did too, Chris. I loved reading it.

    I'm not melancholy anymore, though the poem is a bit. I have my BFF back in my life. I was just looking for a poem to post this week and thought of the Robert Frost one. It's amazing really how many poems out there are really quite sad.

  5. He's back, Shawn?? Oh, I am so glad for you!!

  6. I'm glad to hear you've reconnected. I've been wondering about him. Hope he's doing good?

  7. Thanks, Chris and Lily. :D

    He is back in touch with me and we're both quite happy about that. Life is good again.