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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

In the darkness I play.

Source: i-D Online part of the i-Sustain Series

I dwell in a lonely house I know 
That vanished many a summer ago, 
And left no trace but the cellar walls, 
And a cellar in which the daylight falls, 
And the purple-stemmed wild raspberries grow. 

O'er ruined fences the grape-vines shield 
The woods come back to the mowing field; 
The orchard tree has grown one copse 
Of new wood and old where the woodpecker chops; 
The footpath down to the well is healed. 

I dwell with a strangely aching heart 
In that vanished abode there far apart 
On that disused and forgotten road 
That has no dust-bath now for the toad. 
Night comes; the black bats tumble and dart; 

The whippoorwill is coming to shout 
And hush and cluck and flutter about: 
I hear him begin far enough away 
Full many a time to say his say 
Before he arrives to say it out. 

It is under the small, dim, summer star. 
I know not who these mute folk are 
Who share the unlit place with me-- 
Those stones out under the low-limbed tree 
Doubtless bear names that the mosses mar. 

They are tireless folk, but slow and sad, 
Though two, close-keeping, are lass and lad,-- 
With none among them that ever sings, 
And yet, in view of how many things, 
As sweet companions as might be had.

-Ghost House by Robert Frost


  1. Hi Olivia, I like the way you combine poetry with artistic black and white photos. One of your finest posts! xoxo

  2. TOP.
    I love this post!

  3. Robert Frost is great, I hated him at first but he grew on me lots. This post reminds me of xx

  4. lovely post! :)
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  5. First time I read that poem! Really artistic, the photos and the poem :)

  6. these are striking photos..


  7. so intriguing!

  8. Those pictures are amazing!

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  9. Love these photo! So dark and creepy and I love them!


  10. Amazing photos! Very intriguing, makes me want to know more!