Vermont Afternoons with Robert Frost

Overview

Vrest Orton tells of the ecstatic pause in eternity, the perfect moments in his life when he saw genius plain. Spending many an afternoon together, Orton, a Vermont native, and Robert Frost, Vermont's adopted son, found much to talk about. It was in the late 1920s and early 1930s that Vrest Orton began to assimilate the conversation and the greatness of Robert Frost. How well he did this is attested by the evocative verse in this book. It is surely a tribute to their great and ...
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Overview

Vrest Orton tells of the ecstatic pause in eternity, the perfect moments in his life when he saw genius plain. Spending many an afternoon together, Orton, a Vermont native, and Robert Frost, Vermont's adopted son, found much to talk about. It was in the late 1920s and early 1930s that Vrest Orton began to assimilate the conversation and the greatness of Robert Frost. How well he did this is attested by the evocative verse in this book. It is surely a tribute to their great and lasting friendship.

Included in this book are extracts from letters from Robert Frost to Vrest Orton, never before published. One letter begins "Sometime in the fall when the flood of summer people has subsided, you and I will be left still clinging to the rocks of Vermont."

Here too is the finest portrait ever taken of Frost (by famous photographer Clara Sipprell of Manchester, Vermont).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780911469189
  • Publisher: Alan C. Hood & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/15/2000
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 4.75 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword                                                  9
The Poems:
1 What Else Had Failed 35
2 After His Kind 36
3 A Beaker of Sunlight 38
4 In the Orchard 41
5 Learn to Follow 44
6 What Kind of a Dog 46
7 Another Farm over Back 49
8 White Flags in Winter 52
9 Immortal 53
10 Vermont 54
11 One Life 55
12 The Well 56
13 Half a Poet 57
14 On Your Melancholy Day 58
15 Failure 60
16 The New Jungle 61
17 Blue Jays 62
18 Not There 63
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