Birches at sunrise

Let’s give thanks for birches!

2014-11-25 07.03.29While we’re at it, let’s also give thanks for poetry:

. . . Earth’s the right place for love:
I don’t know where it’s likely to go better.
I’d like to go by climbing a birch tree,
And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk
Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more,
But dipped its top and set me down again.
That would be good both going and coming back.
One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

Frost wrote the poem “Birches” just about a century ago.  How time flies!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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One thought on “Birches at sunrise

  1. “Let’s give thanks for birches!”

    –and, as you remind us, for the poets who remind us to be thankful for them. One could have done worse than be a poet of birches!

    Thanks for the photo and the quote. Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving to you and yours, Rich!

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