Sunday, September 30, 2012

Tales of Spring Pools By Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)

Judy Underwood, Chasing Rainbow

Thursday Flash Fiction Week 28: Innocence and Dreams

Those pools that, though in forests, still reflect
The total sky almost without defect,
And like the flowers beside them, chill and shiver,
Will the flowers beside them soon be gone,
And yet not out by any stream or river,
But up by roots to bring dark foliage on,
The trees that have it in their pent-up buds
to darken nature and be summer woods-
Let them think twice before they use their powers
to blot out and drink up and sweep away,
these flowery waters and these watery flowers
from snow that's melted only yesterday.