Wednesday, 3 December 2008

A passing glimpse


The scenery going down the mountain doesn't have the same wild majesty as higher up, but the glimpses past the houses are still lovely to behold. On colder mornings I see the mist fingering its way along the valleys.

Words to walk with:
A Passing Glimpse by Robert Frost
I often see flowers from a passing car
That are gone before I can tell what they are.

I want to get out of the train and go back
To see what they were beside the track.

I name all the flowers I am sure they weren't;
Not fireweed loving where woods have burnt--

Not bluebells gracing a tunnel mouth--
Not lupine living on sand and drouth.

Was something brushed across my mind
That no one on earth will ever find?

Heaven gives it glimpses only to those
Not in position to look too close.

1 comment:

  1. I reading your blog with "The Bonaparte Suite" playing on my blog. It's like I'm on the train, feeling wistful.

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