English 142A Prof. Robert N. WatsonPRIVATE Spring Quarter, 2010 Office: Humanities 282 - (310)-825-2910 Tues., Thurs., 2-3:50, plus discussion section Hours: Tues. 3:45-4:45 and by appt. Classroom: Royce 190 (subject to change)E-mail: [email protected] SH
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
The most important thing we've learned,
So far as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
Them near your television set -Or better still, just don't install
The idiotic thing at all.
In almost every house we've been,
We've watched them gaping a
From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved,
Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor
But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
Fire And Ice - Poem by Robert Frost
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Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for de