Saturday, July 24, 2010

Good Hours

In "Good Hours", Robert Frost describes taking a solitary winter walk, and sharing, to some extent, in the lives of the people he sees through lighted windows. He describes ultimately turning and 'repenting' -- with 'repenting being one of a couple words used in unusual or unexpected context. Some people complain of modern language being altered as people turn nouns into verbs and otherwise appropriate old words for new uses. That's an art that's been going on a long time.