Snow falling and night falling oh so fast…in Yosemite

From the Yosemite Ranger's lovely Twitter feed. A picture: 


And a poem…

Snow falling and night falling fast, oh, fast
In a field I looked into going past,
And the ground almost covered smooth in snow,
But a few weeds and stubble showing last.

The woods around it have it—it is theirs.
All animals are smothered in their lairs.
I am too absent-spirited to count;
The loneliness includes me unawares.

And lonely as it is, that loneliness
Will be more lonely ere it will be less—
A blanker whiteness of benighted snow
With no expression, nothing to express.

They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
Between stars—on stars where no human race is.
I have it in me so much nearer home
To scare myself with my own desert places.

–Robert Frost 

That's what I love about Robert Frost — his ability to scare himself. 

Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

2 thoughts on “Snow falling and night falling oh so fast…in Yosemite

  1. A really great use of photo and poem. You should think about making it a regular feature. I have always had a problem comprehending poetry, but listening to it being read aloud by the right person or illustrated as well as you have above with the right photo makes all the difference.


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