Tiffany Cannon and Sherri Stewart, owners of Silken Tent in Glenview, IL, both site this Robert Frost poem as a key inspiration for their spa, and with its lush imagery and relaxing feel, its not hard to understand why. Read on to get a taste of the subtle atmosphere that is reflective of both the poetry and the spa.
The Silken Tent
by Robert Frost
She is as in a field a silken tent
At midday when a sunny summer breeze
Has dried the dew and all its ropes relent,
So that in guys it gently sways at ease,
And its supporting central cedar pole,
That is its pinnacle to heavenward
And signifies the sureness of the soul,
Seems to owe naught to any single cord,
But strictly held by none, is loosely bound
By countless silken ties of love and thought
To everything on earth the compass round,
And only by one’s going slightly taut
In the capriciousness of summer air
Is of the slightest bondage made aware.
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