Daily Archives: October 10, 2011

XLIV

Wordsworth wrote an endless poem in blank verse on” the growth of a poet’s mind.”  I shall attempt a more modest feat for a more distracted age: a blog, “Things which a Lifetime of Trying to Be a Poet has Taught Me.”

 

Robert Frost shared both inner and outer weather with the tree at his window.  Truly they are connected.  Besides, the outer weather can sometimes just be so much fun!

 

WEATHER REPORT

Delivered by Radagast the Brown

To the People of Harlindon

What news does the West Wind bring today

From lands undying, far away?

 

Joy she brings from Westernesse

And comes with ocean waves cavorting,

While tall clouds in gallant dress

Ride on her back to watch the sporting.

Reaching the land

With no less than

A thousand thunder-voices snorting,

She laughs with glee;

Nor hill nor tree

Will be her headlong passage thwarting!

 

Blowing leaves and blowing paper

With the West wind dance and caper.

 

Remember: for more poetry like this, go to https://www.createspace.com/3562314 and order Stars Through the Clouds!

Donald T. Williams, PhD