Robert Frost

(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

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
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  • Poetry Hound (6/21/2006 3:51:00 PM)

    A beautiful, straightforward poem. It's very simple, yet haunting - the feeling of being alone out in the snowy woods with miles to go. I've heard this poem so many times it's hard to approach it critically because of an accompanying sense of nostalgia. That's the only reason Frost's use of rhyming works for me. I don't know that it would if I were reading this poem for the first time. (Report) Reply

  • Lamont Palmer (6/13/2006 1:51:00 PM)

    This is a wonderful poem, however, I'm more partial to his blank verse work, like 'Mending Wall'. Rhyme, even when its done exceptionally well, just grates on me a bit. (Report) Reply

  • Ashka Pandya (5/25/2006 5:23:00 PM)

    well well.. i read dis poem in my school in 7th grade i gues.. n i had 2 LBH this poem 4 my finals.. n i did pretty gud on it 2.. i have learned many poems.. but dis poem is the only poem that i still remeber.. specially the last 4 lines.. it juz so cool (Report) Reply

  • Joe Breunig (5/6/2006 11:01:00 PM)

    As a young school boy, this is the first poem I read in grammar school; had to memorize part of it for an english class. Being from New England (Maine) , I can easily relate to the wintry imagery. (Report) Reply

  • William D (3/30/2005 9:17:00 AM)

    The epitome of a perfect poem. Frost was truly summoning some divine inspiration here. (Report) Reply

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