19 Sept 2017 Drawings and The Lockless Door – Poem by Robert Frost

https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-lockless-door/ – the “next door” in my drawing is a lockless door which lead me to the poem The Lockless Door by Robert Frost which was supposedly based on an actual experience!  Doors can symbolize many things.  To me they often represent access to other dimensions.  When you go up to a closed door, until you open it or it is opened for you, you can only guess what is on the other side!

http://www.gradesaver.com/the-poetry-of-robert-frost/study-guide/summary-the-lockless-door-1923:  “The poem is based on an autobiographical event that occurred early in Frost’s career. Throughout his childhood, Frost was extremely afraid of the dark, to the point where he slept on a bed in his mother’s room through his high school years. In 1895, Frost was staying alone in a cottage on Ossipee Mountain when he heard a knock on the old, lockless door. Frost was too terrified to answer the door but jumped through a window in the back and then called “Come in!” from the outside. The next morning, Frost returned to the cottage and found one of his neighbors in a drunken slumber on the floor. ”

The Lockless Door – Poem by Robert Frost

It went many years,
But at last came a knock,
And I thought of the door
With no lock to lock.

I blew out the light,
I tip-toed the floor,
And raised both hands
In prayer to the door.

But the knock came again
My window was wide;
I climbed on the sill
And descended outside.

Back over the sill
I bade a “Come in”
To whoever the knock
At the door may have been.

So at a knock
I emptied my cage
To hide in the world
And alter with age.

I was looking for a song about doors and stumbled into this strange video! A double sided door that appears to be in a public place in Norway.  Interesting  and mysterious concept for art!

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