In memory of Robert Frost

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Robert Frost’s death. If you’re like me, he is the first poet you remember reading. Even as an adult, I still love his use of metric timing and rhyme. It’s charming and sweet, especially in a world dominated by free verse. Here’s a short poem of his that I think is perfect as winter starts to give way to spring.

A Patch of Old Snow
by Robert Frost

There’s a patch of old snow in a corner
That I should have guessed
Was a blow-away paper the rain
Had brought to rest.

It is speckled with grime as if
Small print overspread it,
The news of a day I’ve forgotten —
If I ever read it.


1 comment for “In memory of Robert Frost

  1. Anne
    February 1, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Robert Frost is, by far, one of my favorite poets. Though the title escapes me, my favorite poem was sung by my show choir back in my jr. high days. the first line, “O, Star!” Robert Frost’s straighforward style and visual descriptions have always captured me. Thank you for sharing his timely piece today.

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