A Smile as Small as Mine by Emily Dickinson
They may not need me- yet they might
I’ll let my heart be just in sight-
A smile so small as mine might be
Precisely their necessity-
Your unofficial homework today is to keep your eyes open for someone who just might need a smile! Maybe you’ll brighten their day!
A Time to Talk by Robert Frost
When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning [purposeful] walk,
I don’t stand still and look around
on all the hills I haven’t hoed,
And shout from where I am “What is it?”
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow [soft] ground
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.
Question: What was the person’s attitude toward his friend? Can it help me be a better friend?