Friday, January 1, 2016
7:19 PM | Posted by Kaplan Center for Health and Wellness
As an assignment in a high school English class we had to recite a poem. We had learned about Robert Frost, so I recited this poem. I likely choose this poem at the time because it was quite easy to remember compared to his other poems and I thought at the time the meaning was quite simple. However, the meaning is much more complex and if you ever walked through the woods on a snowy day, you may guess the complexity of his poem. Well, enjoy!
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Frost, R. (1951). Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. Retrieved from http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171621
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