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Me and Bobby Frost

by Phoebe

Me:
This is indeed an honour sir, I have loved your poetry from the moment I read it and my eyes have been hungrily devouring it ever since.

Robert Frost:
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat. I took the road less travelled by and that has made all the difference.

Me:
Well your poetry seems to have an effortless quality about it that makes me wish I had the gift of creating beauty with so little effort.

Robert Frost:
The most creative thing in us is to believe in a thing. You're always believing ahead of your evidence. What was the evidence I could write a poem? I just believed it.
Poetry begins in trivial metaphors, pretty metaphors, "grace" metaphors, and goes on to the profoundest thinking that we have.
Poetry provides the one permissible way of saying one thing and meaning another.
People say, "Why don’t you say what you mean?"
We never do that, do we, being all of us too much poets.
We like to talk in parables and in hints and in indirections — whether from diffidence or some other instinct.

Me:
Listening to you I can see the depth of thought that goes into the creation of your work.....it's so based on clear, logic and passion.

Robert Frost:
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
A poem is never a put-up job, so to speak. It begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It is never a thought to begin with.

Me:
Hmmm....yes, of course..I see..I know now why you were such a great teacher.

Robert Frost:
I believe in teaching, but I don’t believe in going to school, I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn

Robert Frost:
How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you - how many things would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?”

Me:
Do you mean as in my being able to turn it into a poem or something?..Oh quite a few sir, believe me, quite a few!

Robert Frost:
Everything I've learned about life can be summed up in three words. Life goes on.

Me:
Well, I love all your works but I have a soft spot for Fire and Ice, not because it deals with the end of all things, but because it deals with love.

Robert Frost:
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. We love the things we love for what they are. You've got to love what's lovable, and hate what's hateable. It takes brains to see the difference

Me:
If we start down the love road I may never let you go – and I’ve monopolised you enough already.

Robert Frost:
People who read me seem to be divided into four groups: twenty-five percent like me for the right reasons; twenty-five percent like me for the wrong reasons; twenty-five percent hate me for the wrong reasons; twenty-five percent hate me for the right reasons. It's that last twenty-five percent that worries me.

Me:
Well they're dickheads then!

Robert Frost:
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.

Me:
Exactly! Dickheads! – What the world needs is poetry, your poetry. With beautiful poetry like yours life can be quite beautiful.

Robert Frost:
Every poem is a momentary stay against the confusion of the world.

Me:
And every moment spent listening to your wise and wonderful words has been something I will treasure always – one last inspiring comment please sir?

Robert Frost:
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.

Me:
Brilliant – Thank you very much.





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Re: Me and Bobby Frost (Score: 1 )
by rondo on Thursday, February 16, 2012 (08:31:31)
This is nothing short of genius !!!! ok it is genius on the shoulders of another genius.....but genius none the less in that you have an empathetic sense in recognizing the value of these brilliant poets and their core worth then presenting it in a format that is clear and obvious... that.....is your brilliance !!!! a fine piece of literature that Frost would be proud of Very Happy

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    Re: Me and Bobby Frost (Score: 1 )
    by Phoebe on Thursday, February 16, 2012 (12:06:57)
    In terms of genius - it takes one to know one Wink . What I love most of all in researching poets of greatness and writing it up like this is not only the value it gives to my own writing but consistently grows my passion for this art. An amazing thing always happens during a hypothetical conversation with greatness - it gets more and more difficult to close it off - especially with this one, I felt as if Robert Frost did not want to leave - he really didn't and to be honest, neither did I...I wish others would try it...it's very insightful - to both!..thank you rondo for everything.. Very Happy -Phoebe

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Re: Me and Bobby Frost (Score: 1 )
by rondo on Thursday, February 16, 2012 (08:34:46)
p.s.your poetry does seem effortless Very Happy xoxoxo

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    Re: Me and Bobby Frost (Score: 1 )
    by Phoebe on Thursday, February 16, 2012 (12:07:59)
    p.s. ditto..xoxoxo Very Happy

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Re: Me and Bobby Frost (Score: 1 )
by sedubah on Thursday, February 16, 2012 (10:34:21)
Phoebe,

Thank you for the "conversation" with an elder.
you are griot on this one. I'm the kind-of poet who concentrates on the subject matter; i like writing about stuff others may not have considered.

Whan I wrote "Bridges" my inspiration was Mr. Frost's "The Road Not Taken"

Kenny Arrow Arrow Arrow

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    Re: Me and Bobby Frost (Score: 1 )
    by Phoebe on Thursday, February 16, 2012 (12:18:18)
    Hi Kenny, yes The Road Not Taken is one brilliant write and I think it has been an inspiration to many, many writers. We all have our poet muses, I love the works of many and feel my writing has been the richer for that.
    I read "Bridges" and left a comment..it was brilliant...and thank you for your comment:)-Phoebe

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Re: Me and Bobby Frost (Score: 1 )
by Essex68 on Thursday, February 16, 2012 (11:40:04)
I must confess I am not over familiar with Robert frost's work or life. I can hear your gasp of horror from here Phoebe lol. He sounds like somebody I should be checking out?

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    Re: Me and Bobby Frost (Score: 1 )
    by Phoebe on Thursday, February 16, 2012 (12:22:27)
    It's more a gasp of knowing what you're in for when you "meet" Robert Frost Wayne, The Road Not Taken and Fire and Ice are just two of his more popular poems but his collection is fabulous and well worth the read - thanks for stopping by and you will enjoy his work, I promise - would the Feebs put you wrong??.. Laughing

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Re: Me and Bobby Frost (Score: 1 )
by fogglethorpe on Thursday, February 16, 2012 (13:23:51)
From one Frost fan to another..great work, and so believable.

My favorite Frost poem is Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.

Keep writing..and all the best. -H

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    Re: Me and Bobby Frost (Score: 1 )
    by Phoebe on Thursday, February 16, 2012 (13:50:41)
    Omg Hugh! Yesss!! another fabulous write...I think of all the loves in my life, poetry from magnificent poets, is the greatest...I'm truly heartened to know their passion is so reflected in many of the poets who post in GP...it's just wonderful and thank you so much for your comments Smile-Phoebe

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Re: Me and Bobby Frost (Score: 1 )
by maryanns on Thursday, February 16, 2012 (22:04:56)
So enlightening and unique... Oh Phoebe, I love the back and forth, the insight of give and take that gives us a whole new dimension in reading both Frost's and your work as well. Truly inspiring... that's what this piece is, and very much appreciated by this lover of poetry.
Thank you and very best wishes, Mary Ann Very Happy

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    Re: Me and Bobby Frost (Score: 1 )
    by Phoebe on Friday, February 17, 2012 (00:14:58)
    It's become a bit of an obsession with me now - writing these...once the flow starts one loses oneself in the moment - and reality and everything else fades away... I think once one gets the hang of it, it can be very addictive..thank you Mary Ann..and all the best to you too..Smile-Phoebe Very Happy

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Re: Me and Bobby Frost (Score: 1 )
by WordLover on Friday, February 17, 2012 (11:23:14)
Phoebe, very unique and eloquent words. I love the concept you have chosen to write this clever piece.

Sandy

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    Re: Me and Bobby Frost (Score: 1 )
    by Phoebe on Friday, February 17, 2012 (15:08:06)
    Thank you so much Sandy, it is an enjoyable way to write I find..Smile-Phoebe

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Re: Me and Bobby Frost (Score: 1 )
by MoZark on Friday, February 17, 2012 (15:06:35)
Phoebe, to be invited in on your conversation with Mr. Frost was most exhilarating to say the least. I’ve read but few of his works, but after hearing him today I will take another look. My not so dead favorite Poet is Rod McKuen. And then quite long dead is Robert W. Service. Thank you for a very interesting read. Have a grand tomorrow…Jack

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    Re: Me and Bobby Frost (Score: 1 )
    by Phoebe on Friday, February 17, 2012 (19:32:10)
    Quite inspiring actually Jack, to conjure up a mock conversation with famous people - mine being poets and philosophers. Everyone should have a go at it - I'm sure if one of the greats were sitting across from you, you would instantly find things to ask...it's great fun as well:)-Phoebe

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Re: Me and Bobby Frost (Score: 1 )
by omegapaf on Friday, February 17, 2012 (16:05:18)
" 'tis a white whale, i tell thee. may god strike us all, if we do not strike the white whale " - moby dick.

g'day bobby and whipi. i bet bobby frost wished he had a piccy sending thingy - paora.

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    Re: Me and Bobby Frost (Score: 1 )
    by Phoebe on Friday, February 17, 2012 (23:34:14)
    Call me Ishmael!! Yo ho ho Paora, I'm sure he did Smile-Whipi

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