Monday, April 13, 2009

Gateway

You can't live in New England and not love 'em...stone walls. Brown, spring grass, meandering stone wall, sheep grazing off in the distance and the ocean not far away-- for some reason, I thought of Scotland when I saw this gate and wall, and of course my favorite writing of Frost.

Mending Wall
By Robert Frost
Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,
And spills the upper boulders in the sun,
And makes gaps even two can pass abreast...
...He says again, "Good fences make good neighbors."

4 comments:

  1. Marchin O'NeachtainApril 13, 2009 at 7:22 AM

    Well said and megga dittos.

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  2. This is such a moving photograph, Birdman. Such a simple eloquence in that wall and that gate and the ropes and boulders, the sun, the revealed grass, the evergreens. Exquisite.

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  3. It does have a European look--those upright megalithic frame-stones....Wonderful spot!

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  4. LOVE the stone walls up in New England. So gorgeous. The stories behind the walls interest me more.

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