For many, may years I have loved the poetry of Robert Frost, and
one of his poems that I love best is Mending Wall.
Moments ago, I wrote a post about Walls,
and I am able to see Frost’s poem in an entirely new light
Gate Leading into Jacki Kellum’s Back, Side Garden
Early this summer, I wrote a few snippets about Mending Wall. I was in the process of tearing down an overgrown fence and gate that led into my garden, and I was reminded of Frost’s poetry.
One of my quick reflections on Robert Frost’s Mending Wall Here
Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret garden gate.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
“When I walk through that gate…that’s my escape.” – Maria Sharapova
Have you ever considered the true nature of a fence? We often think of a fence as someting to keep a creature inside an area–i.e. fencing cattle or a dog or something. I actually think that the more important purpose of a fence is that of keeping others out–of creating boundaries, spaces for privacy, sanctuaries. With that in mind, what is a gate?
“So Brother Matthew locked the gate behind me and I was enclosed in the four walls of my new freedom.” – Thomas Merton, Trappist Monk
Significance of Fences and Gates Here
Until moments ago, I do not believe that I considered the fact that Frost was talking about personal walls. I had written my post before it occurred to me that I was alluding to the same kinds of wall that needed mending as Frost probably also had expressed.
My post about the Walls that Need to Come Down Here