Tuesday, August 20, 2013

ABC Wednesday

August 21st

The Letter is F, for Robert Frost



The Flower Boat
 
Robert Frost
 
The fisherman's swapping a yarn for a yarn
Under the hand of the village barber,
And there in the angle of house and barn
His deep sea dory has found a harbor.
 
At anchor she rides the sunny sod
As full to the gunnel of flowers growing
As ever she turned her home with cod
From George's bank when winds were blowing.
 
And I judge from that elysian freight
That all they ask is rougher weather,
And dory and master will sail by fate
To seek the Happy Isles together.
 
For more happy F's sail on over to ABC Wednesday here, with thanks
to Denise, to Roger and to all Fair helpers.

14 comments:

photowannabe said...

I'm glad the Dory's full of happier things now.
Those flowers are beautiful.
Thanks for sharing the poem.

Ann said...

What a fantastic place for flowers to flourish.
Ann

Nanka said...

The little boat put to good use even after its sea days are over!! Looks a happy one!!

Indrani said...

Glad to read this and what a Fine Foto!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Perfect illustration for this lesser-known (by me anyway) Frost. Thank you for it.

Roger Owen Green said...

FINE FOTO and poem!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Reader Wil said...

Now that's what I call a beautiful last restingplace for the boat. This way she does a great job by hosting so many flowers. Have a great. week!
Wil, ABCW Team

uberrhund said...

Hi Hildred, beautiful photo to go with the Frost poem. I picked up a slender volume by Frost at the local Library sale a couple of months ago and read some of his work with fresh eyes this Summer.
Youthful readers more often see different meanings in his poems , perhaps unintended ones, than do readers with the experience of 50 or 60 years gone by.
He was apparently a fairly cranky old guy, which I respect and like in a person!

Hazel Ceej said...

Beautiful words. The photo is so lovely!

Hazel

magiceye said...

Superb image and poem!!

Gerald (SK14) said...

a ship that will not sail again but has found a fragrant anchorage.

MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

Facts of life! May we all find our places and harbor safe, productive, and peaceful. Great "F" post.

Norma Ruttan said...

lovely flowers in the boat! and Frost, one of my very favorite poets.

Carver said...

Beautiful flowers and great poem. Carver, ABC Wed. Team