Looking at Frost

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:

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

BY ROBERT FROST

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.

And here’s Robert Frost reading it himself. Happy New Year everyone.

https://youtu.be/hfOxdZfo0gs 

Author: mburnsoh

I'm a geek of all sorts, I love comics and philosophy. I also dig on movies, music, books and tons of other things. I'm a dad to a wonderful troupe of munchkins. Life is good, but never content to accept it, always think I can do better.

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