Wednesday, June 17, 2009

wednesday doorway: Bennington, Vermont

the Frost stone


just a few yards
from the burial place of Robert Frost--

a nice neighborhood in which to spend eternity

14 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Many thanks for sharing Robert Frost's resting place. I recently bought "The Poetry of Robert Frost" at a used bookstore here. My volume contains all 11 of his books.

Prospero said...

I had a lover's quarrel with the world - amazing.

Julie said...

Looking at those dates, was RF pre-deceased by four of his children? Marjorie aged 29. Carol aged 38. Elliott not quite 4. And Elinor aged 1 day.

How immensely sad. No wonder he was a man of the soil and the leaf and the field.

Just read Wiki ... and of his 6 children only two outlived him with one dying in the same year.

The quote from him that Wiki uses is "If I had to sum up life in three words it would be life goes on".

Christopher Raun Leth said...

Cemeteries are a great place to feel the wings of history.

Kate said...

Frost's poems in blank verse certainly are easy to teach to all levels of students. A complicated man with an unusual engraving on his gravestone. But it seems so out-of-place on the gravesite of a man who gave so much to the literary world. Wonderful post.

Tanya said...

So sad, reading what Julie wrote....beautiful resting place.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very impressive!
Thanks for sharing!
:-) Léia

Vogon Poet said...

Thank you for this image, the poetry of Robert Frost is one of my favourite.

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

Jacob said...

You do have a wonderful heritage up there in our northeast!

Rinkly Rimes said...

A lovely blog. I particularly like your kitchen table, with its flowers.

Clueless in Boston said...

Nice doorway and the gate into eternity. Funny, I always associate Frost with N.H. I didn't know he was buried in VT.

Hey, I remember a church near the monument, with the interior painted several different shades of grey. Is it still like that? Sorry, but I don't remember the name of the church.

brattcat said...

Thank you everyone for your great comments. Clueless, I'll dedicate Saturday's post to you and answer your questions then ( :

PJ said...

What a beautiful, beautiful monument. I believe that is the only horizontal headstone I've ever seen that I like.

slim said...

This is a great post, Brattcat. I'm curious what his connection to Bennington was. I'm surprised he wasn't buried closer to his farm in New Hampshire.

I agree with what Christopher said about visiting cemeteries.