The Oven Bird by Robert Frost


Red Oven-Bird By Grönvold, Henrik; Hudson, W. H. [CC BY 2.0 or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Today on 30 days of Frost we look forward to summer in New Hampshire with an excerpt from “The Oven Bird”

There is a singer everyone has heard,
Loud, a mid-summer and a mid-wood bird,
Who makes the solid tree trunks sound again.
He says that leaves are old and that for flowers
Mid-summer is to spring as one to ten.
from “The Oven Bird” by Robert Frost in Mountain Interval (Holt, 1916)

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