Friday, January 1, 2016

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening - Robert Frost

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


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