Ghost House

On our recent photographic outings for Virginia Wine Country, we visited one of our favorite subjects, old and/or abandoned houses, estates and ruins.  The woods surrounding some of these estates are incredibly interesting and one always looks for the story.  These do have a story which we will share on a later post but this poetry came to mind as I processed the images.  It takes you on a trip of your imagination.

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“I DWELL in a lonely house I know
That vanished many a summer ago,
And left no trace but the cellar walls,
And a cellar in which the daylight falls,
And the purple-stemmed wild raspberries grow.

O’er ruined fences the grape-vines shield
The woods come back to the mowing field;
The orchard tree has grown one copse
Of new wood and old where the woodpecker chops;
The footpath down to the well is healed.

I dwell with a strangely aching heart
In that vanished abode there far apart
On that disused and forgotten road
That has no dust-bath now for the toad.
Night comes; the black bats tumble and dart;

The whippoorwill is coming to shout
And hush and cluck and flutter about:
I hear him begin far enough away
Full many a time to say his say
Before he arrives to say it out.

It is under the small, dim, summer star.
I know not who these mute folk are
Who share the unlit place with me—
Those stones out under the low-limbed tree
Doubtless bear names that the mosses mar.

They are tireless folk, but slow and sad,
Though two, close-keeping, are lass and lad,—
With none among them that ever sings,
And yet, in view of how many things,
As sweet companions as might be had.”*

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*Ghost House by Robert Frost

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2 responses to “Ghost House

  1. Thank you Toad! This is an interesting place and a 3 hour shoot captured some very “mysterious” images that are forthcoming.

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