“Weep for what little things could make them glad.”

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Hopes And Fears, Through The Years- Dick Allen – Hartford Courant – December 25, 2016

… It’s late 2016. As I think back to those bubble lights, Robert Frost’s poem “Directive” comes to mind, with its famous line about children: “Weep for what little things could make them glad.” I can’t get the line out of my head, not now, not in these days of what T.S. Eliot called in another context “still points of the turning world.”

Directive
Robert Frost

Back out of all this now too much for us,
Back in a time made simple by the loss
Of detail, burned, dissolved, and broken off
Like graveyard marble sculpture in the weather,

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