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)