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A Time to Talk

Posted by on Jan 12, 2008 in blog links, community, fellowship, love | Comments Off

I love this poem by Robert Frost. I want this to be a picture of my life and my care for other people.

A Time to Talk
by Robert Frost

When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don’t stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven’t hoed,
And shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.

(HT: Backyard Missionary)