Happy weekend everyone. We got a little bit of snow last night and this cold, dark time of year always makes me think of one of my all time favorite poems Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening, by Robert Frost.
Robert Frost had already failed at farming and was writing a lot and teaching to help pay the bills. He would rise to fame first in England and then find his audience at home. This poem came out four years before he would go on to win the first of his four Pulitzers.
Stopping by woods, is a about a man making his way home and it’s dark and snowy. He stops his horse by a woods full of deep snow and just marvles at it for awhile. I figure it’s shortly after the Winter Solstice when the days are oh so short. He was at peace being there but then comes my favorite lines of the poem. “But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep. I love so much that the last line repeats. Here’s poem: