Friday, June 3, 2011

Window Flowers for Friday

Wind and Window Flower
(By Robert Frost)

LOVERS, forget your love,
And list to the love of these,
She a window flower,
And he a winter breeze.

When the frosty window veil
Was melted down at noon,
And the cag├Ęd yellow bird
Hung over her in tune,

He marked her through the pane,
He could not help but mark,
And only passed her by,
To come again at dark.

He was a winter wind,
Concerned with ice and snow,
Dead weeds and unmated birds,
And little of love could know.

But he sighed upon the sill,
He gave the sash a shake,
As witness all within
Who lay that night awake.

Perchance he half prevailed
To win her for the flight
From the firelit looking-glass
And warm stove-window light.

But the flower leaned aside
And thought of naught to say,
And morning found the breeze
A hundred miles away.

Well, this week has been a bit light on the posting, but that's no reason to skip our Friday flowers. ;-)

The weekend took a heavier toll on my writing schedule than I had anticipated. It had a double whammy effect on me. First, it crowded out any substantial writing for three days. Second, the weekend festivities didn't lend themselves as subjects for interesting blog posts. Oh well, we'll be getting back into the swing of things.

Anyways, here's a vid of the "Wind and Window Flower":


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