One poem to the tune of another 5
Monday, 19 July 2010 15:39:17
I'm now going to look at the same poem but in the style of 'The Hill Wife'. As I do so, I notice those features which aren't so typical of Frost. The long/short pattern of line lengths. The rhyme - and the way ignores it in the second verse. It is quite sparse in detail compared to many of Frost's poems but it reminds me of Stopping by Woods because that too avoids detail.
So here is the man from the Orkney Interior, sitting by his fire. Alone but content, it seems. (It occurs to me that there is something Orcadian about this ability - the ability to be quiet and alone and not crave noise and company.)
It was right for him there
By the stove, shifting his chair
On the stone
Floor closer to the fire
I realise I have gone a step further than I intended and rhymed 1 and 3 also. Should I try to maintain that or not? If it gets in the way, I'll abandon it.