Acquainted with the Night

I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain—and back in rain. I have outwalked the furthest city light. I have looked ... Read more

An Old Man’s Winter Night

All out-of-doors looked darkly in at him Through the thin frost, almost in separate stars, That gathers on the pane in empty rooms. What kept his ... Read more

Bond and Free

Love has earth to which she clings With hills and circling arms about— Wall within wall to shut fear out. But Thought has need of no such ... Read more

Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to ... Read more

Ghost House

I dwell in a lonely house I know That vanished many a summer ago, And left no trace but the cellar walls, And a cellar in which the daylight ... Read more

Going for Water

The well was dry beside the door, And so we went with pail and can Across the fields behind the house To seek the brook if still it ran; ... Read more

Meeting and Passing

As I went down the hill along the wall There was a gate I had leaned at for the view And had just turned from when I first saw you As you came up ... Read more

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So ... Read more