Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mr. Fred's Poetry Corner: Pick and Shovel

Do you like the short form?

Pick and shovel,
Bag of lime,
Lots to do before I sleep.

Start digging early,
Watch your time,
Secret that I long to keep.

August 2007?


Anonymous said...

ummm, been reading Robert Frost? ...promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep?

fred c said...

It's all in the air, I suppose, but "sleep" and "keep" are public domain.

Anonymous said...

And now a Billy Vera update!

Mr. Vera is doing the new Quiznos commercials as the voice of an oven.

How's that for poetry!

nanute said...

But I have promises to keep...
I find it very strange that I haven't been here in a while and I see this post today. I shall explain. I watched a History Channel show yesterday on the assassination of JFK, and the program ended with a newsman ( I can't recall who), ending his report with the ending of the Frost poem, and you could hear him starting to cry as he signed off. And it made me shed a tear as well.

Anonymous said...

That lime's not gonna help you brother Freddles. Unless you produce it with your mind!