We began our term study of Robert Frost, one of my favorite poets. Much to my delight, the girls enjoy his work, too.
One of the most wondrous things about Ambleside Online is that it introduces us to literature we might otherwise have missed. For example, all three of us were happy to have "met" poet Paul Laurence Dunbar last year. But I am also pleased to acquaint my girls with old friends, such as Frost.
And my heart goes pitter-pat when I learn more than I thought I knew. I love to be surprised like that.
Images courtesy of Foter.
Here's a Frost poem that was new to me (perhaps not to you, though).
Why make so much of fragmentary blue
In here and there a bird, or butterfly,
Or flower, or wearing-stone, or open eye,
When heaven presents in sheets the solid hue?
Since earth is earth, perhaps, not heaven (as yet)--
Though some savants make earth include the sky;
And blue so far above us comes so high,
It only gives our wish for blue a whet.