Saturday, February 8, 2014

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

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.

---Robert Frost

Missing last week's snow….sigh.


Mary Ann said...

I remember memorizing this poem at school:) The last verse was always my favourie.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

It's funny how we know the poets of long ago, but only know the names of a few that lived recently or are alive now.

A simple poem that paints a wonderful scene and a last verse that is remembered forever.

Jules Woolford said...

Hooray! I am so glad the snow gave you the opportunity to post this from our favourite poet. A perfect poem for snow covered Wonderland Woods.x

Valerianna said...

We have 16", you are welcome to come play here in these woods!! And, that poem is the only one I ever memorized, though I have bits and pieces missing, a few lines. I think I'll copy it down and memorize it correctly this time!!

margaret said...

this is a new poem to me, vey nice. We still have had no snow this winter, maybe we will have a winter snow free.

Suztats said...

I can send you a boatload, Starr! Love Robert Frost's poem!
Just think what a fun, snowy interlude you shared with your family. As for me, I'd love to have a sunny, warm interlude real!

Penny said...

I've always loved this poem. We had some snow yesterday and a big storm is due to hit this area tomorrow. As for me -- I'm dreaming of spring already.


Great Robert Frost poem. I don't have any Frost's books -- your post is a reminder to purchase one. Nice woodland photo -- thanks -- barbara

ArtPropelled said...

I had to learn this poem off by heart at school many moons ago. Beautiful photo.