Tag: Robert Frost

Glancing Out Window on an Eclipse Night

(National Poetry Month, Day 14) Upon wanting to go outside to catch a glimpse of the lunar eclipse, but realizing that I have many, many papers to grade, and it’s already 11:10pm, I am reminded of a poem that my sister and I memorized as children, because our father recited it so often. Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost   … Read More Glancing Out Window on an Eclipse Night

In Honor of Pat

(National Poetry Month, Day 2) On this second day of National Poetry Month, I’d like to pay tribute to the worthy predecessor of Gilligan: my late, great spaniel-lab-mutt, Pat (Padraig Harrington—really!). Here’s Robert Frost’s “Span of Life,” in honor of Paddy: Span of Life The old dog barks backward without getting up. I can remember when he was a pup.