“Ghost House” by Robert Frost

 

Snapped by Mitch Hicks

I Dwell in a lonely house I know
That vanished many a summer ago,
And left no trace but the cellar walls,
And a cellar in which the daylight falls,
And the purple-stemmed wild raspberries grow.

O’er ruined fences the grape-vines shield
The woods come back to the mowing field;
The orchard tree has grown one crop
Of new wood and old where the woodpecker chops;
The footpath down to the well is healed.

I dwell with a strangely aching heart
In that vanished abode there far apart
On that disused and forgotten road
That has no dust-bath now for the toad.
Night comes; the black bats tumble and dart;

The whippoorwill is coming to shout
And hush and cluck and flutter about:
I hear him begin far enough away
Full many a time to say his say
Before he arrives to say it out.

It is under the small, dim, summer star.
I know not who these mute folk are
Who share the unlit place with me–
Those stones out under the low-limbed tree
Doubtless bear names that the mosses mar.

They are tireless folk, but slow and sad,
Though two, close-keeping, are lass and lad,–
With none among them that ever sings,
And yet, in view of how many things,
As sweet companions as might be had.

Robert Frost

Halloween Snap by Mitch Hicks U.K. 😛

© 2010

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3 comments

  1. lkthayer · October 31, 2010

    Thank you Lord Hicks for sending over this scary “trick or treat” snap for The Bar!! I’d say it’s a real treat! So happy I found a scary “fruity” poem to go with it!! Don’t eat too many sweets! 😛

  2. Jingle · November 2, 2010

    creepy indeed.
    Happy Belated Halloween.

  3. Jingle · November 2, 2010

    Jingle Poetry Monday Potluck is open Now,
    http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/2010/10/poetry-potluck-halloween.html

    Welcome Linking in any poem, join the fun today!

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