Robert Frost finishes “Reluctance” with:

Ah, when to the heart of man
   Was it ever less than a treason
To go with the drift of things,
   To yield with a grace to reason,
And bow and accept the end
   Of a love or a season?

We’ll rejoin this season on the lake … boats going to and fro …

… long walks on the beaches …

… colorful sunsets …

… and other solitary beauties. So, for this season, we’ll concentrate of other joyful things!

Such as … ta da … steaming up some joyful morsels! Yum!

Or, taking the time to put together things of comfort!

It is the season to “go with the drift of things…” Not with reluctance – but with expectation!

2 thoughts on “Expectation

  1. I enjoy my food too, it is a comfort in these troubled times. Can you explain in the poem why Robert Frost uses the word ‘treason’. I am not a very literary person sadly.

    1. Hello from the US west coast! Sorry to take so very long to chat with you. I think Robert Frost uses the word treason to represent the ultimate betrayal … and to “go along” with the “drift of things”, or to lighty accept the “end of a season” is not less than a treason to oneself.

      Now this interpretation is from a traveling tortuga … sadly not a literary giant as well.

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