Laurie at relevant obscurity has been hosting an event called ‘Blogging The Spirit’ where she encourages us to share what inspires us spiritually. I thought about sharing this poem because of its simple, yet beautiful, life lesson of stopping what your doing to talk to a friend. Life today is much more fast paced than it was for Robert Frost. This poem was originally published in 1916 and life has changed so much since then. I think it’s harder to stop to make time for friends; instead we schedule time for them. Life is what it is though, often chaotic and crazy, but making time for friends is important and benefits both parties. Sometimes it takes effort to get together-there is always something that needs to get done- but, we need to make the effort, it’s worth it.  I know that I have benefited from spending with friends; I think it’s safe to say that we all have.  It strengthened our relationship by allowing time to talk freely and listen supportively. Robert Frost may not have written this poem with any spiritual significance, but, whether we apply it spiritually or not, we can appreciate his poem and the thought it conveys.

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. 

(This poem is in public domain)


7 thoughts on “#BloggingTheSpirit 

  1. I think you are so right about not taking the time to visit. We always think our friends will understand and I suppose they do, but what does that mean for the quality of our lives when keep putting them off when we do the equivalent of “I don’t stand still and look around On all the hills I haven’t hoed,…”?

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  2. Our lives are so busy and we all need to prioritize what is most important…like people: friends, family, new friends. We will never be sorry that something got left undone or was done late if we take the time “For a friendly visit”.

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  3. This reminds me a little of the lines (and the author’s name has escaped me just now) “What is this life if, full of care, | We have no time to stand and stare?” The same sentiment abouy making time for the little things in life — like friends and our environment — that are really the important things in life.

    Must look up more Robert Frost — thanks for sharing.

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  4. That sounds like a poem I would love to read. I will have to look those lines up. Its always the simple things in life that mean the most, isn’t it? I’m glad you enjoyed the Frost poem. 🙂

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  5. What a beautiful poem! I hope to always make time in my life to see “…Beauty’s glance, And watch her feet, how they can dance:” Thank you for finding and sharing this poem!!

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