'Among those dark trees'

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The  Robert Frost Farm  in  Derry,  N.H., where he wrote many of his poems, including "Tree at My Window" and "Mending Wall."

The Robert Frost Farm in Derry, N.H., where he wrote many of his poems, including "Tree at My Window" and "Mending Wall."

“Once, walking in Vermont, In the snow,

I followed a set of footprints

That aimed for the woods. At the verge

I could make out, ‘far in the pillared dark,’

An old creature in a huge clumsy overcoat,

Lifting his great boots through the drifts,

Going as if to die among ‘those dark trees’

Of his own country….’’

 

-- From “For Robert Frost,’’ by Galway Kinnell