Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Gathering Leaves by Robert Frost

Gathering Leaves
by Robert Frost

Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.
I make a great noise
Of rustling all day
Like rabbit and deer
Running away.
But the mountains I raise
Elude my embrace,
Flowing over my arms
And into my face.
I may load and unload
Again and again
Till I fill the whole shed,
And what have I then?
Next to nothing for weight,
And since they grew duller
From contact with earth,
Next to nothing for color.
Next to nothing for use.
But a crop is a crop,
And who's to say where
The harvest shall stop?


  1. The leaves are quite beautiful and the poem is neat or so I think. I don't have any colored leaves falling here yet. Soon though as we have had one nice frost though somewhat scattered.

  2. This is very nice... special poem and the leaves are beautiful.
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  3. That's great! Thanks Denise! I'll be thinking of Robert Frost while raking leaves this month! Maybe some thoughts of my own will come to me!

  4. These are pretty, you captured them so well.

  5. Thank you for your comment at Glasgow Daily Photo, I really appreciated it. This photo is gorgeous - I love the reds of the leaves.

  6. My favourite season to photograph, and here's why. Lovley study of red on green. Well spotted.

  7. Great picture and poem! Enjoyed them!