June 6, 2009

Good Hours

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Saturday's solace may be found in Frost.



--Description: 20th C, Frost R., Humanity, Nature--


I had for my winter evening walk—
No one at all with whom to talk,
But I had the cottages in a row
Up to their shining eyes in snow.

And I thought I had the folk within:
I had the sound of a violin;
I had a glimpse through curtain laces
Of youthful forms and youthful faces.

I had such company outward bound.
I went till there were no cottages found.
I turned and repented, but coming back
I saw no window but that was black.

Over the snow my creaking feet
Disturbed the slumbering village street
Like profanation, by your leave,
At ten o'clock of a winter eve.

Robert Frost


--Did You Know: A popular and often-quoted poet, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.

--Word of the Day: abstemious \ab-STEE-mee-uhs\, adjective:
Meaning: 1. Sparing in eating and drinking; temperate; abstinent.
2. Sparingly used or consumed; used with temperance or moderation.
3. Marked by or spent in abstinence.
Example: They were healthy and abstemious; their chief pleasure was reading and Oliver was a life member of the London Library.

--Quote of the Day: If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
(Anne Dudley Bradstreet)

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