Echoes: Moving Fences

. . . . we do not need the wall:
He is all pine and I am apple orchard.
My apple trees will never get across
And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.
He only says, ‘Good fences make good neighbors’.
Spring is the mischief in me, and I wonder
If I could put a notion in his head:
‘Why do they make good neighbors? Isn’t it
Where there are cows?
But here there are no cows.
Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence.
Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,
That wants it down.’

Robert Frost: Mending Wall

And the Pharisees and scribes complained, saying, “This Man [Jesus] receives sinners and eats with them.”

Luke 18:16

About RayMunn

Husband, father, Zen guy, web designer, film-maker.
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