Friday, July 31, 2009

Poetry Friday: Robert Frost, loving the things we love

I really enjoy the Poetry for Young People seriesfrom Sterling Publishing.

In the Robert Frost volume is Hyla Brook, a perfect little poem that is about a lowly, local brook, but is really all about the last line.

Hyla Brook

by Robert Frost

By June our brook's run out of song and speed.
Sought for much after that, it will be found
Either to have gone groping underground ...

... A brook to none but who remember long.
This as it will be seen is other far
Than with brooks taken otherwhere in song.
We love the things we love for what they are.

(Read the entire poem here.)

The Poetry Friday round-up can be found at Poetry for Children.


sarah haliwell said...

Frost's poems are never about the nature he seems to have written about. That's why I love him so much. Beautiful poem here :-)

Sylvia Vardell said...

Thanks for joining our Poetry Friday group this week and for sharing this Frost gem. I love those Sterling books-about-poets, too!