A Place Apart

(The vastness of Max Patch)


We make ourselves a place apart
Behind light words that tease and flout,
But oh, the agitated heart
Till someone finds us really out.

‘Tis pity if the case require
(Or so we say) that in the end
We speak the literal to inspire
The understanding of a friend.

But so with all, from babes that play
At hide-and-seek to God afar,
So all who hide too well away
Must speak and tell us where they are.

                                     Robert Frost


7 Responses to “A Place Apart”

  1. CountryDew Says:


  2. Judy Says:

    Hi Beth, I love this poem and I love the poetry of Robert Frost. The Road Not Taken is also one of my favorite poems by him. I have read some of his life story and he faced many sorrows during his lifetime. Thanks for posting this. It is beautiful.

  3. June Says:

    Very nice…thanks for sharing it.

  4. wesleyjeanne Says:

    Perfect. Perfect.

    May such lovely and moving words be a healing balm…


  5. Clara Melvin Says:

    What a joy to see the picture and read the poem….so moving!

  6. Jeff Says:

    How true!!

  7. Benjamin Says:

    Great poem…I remember that one. Thanks for giving us beauty every time you post.

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