Tuesday, February 06, 2007

these _______ gaps aren't
our conversation
don’t they
_________ resemble anything
and we pause to let

the _______ wash
over us
"Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" made an impression on me. Frost admitted late in his life that he repeated the last line only because he couldn't think of anything else.

Stopping By ___________* On A Snowy Evening

Whose ___________ these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his _____________ fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the ___________ and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The ___________ are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

*Popeye's chicken, Jewel, Navy Pier, Crobar, La Creperie,
Simon's, Giordano's, Myopic books, Buckingham fountain,
Uptown, Danny's, Union Station, Park West, Resi's,
the Hungry Brain, Funky Buddha, Velvet Lounge,
Holiday Club