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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  • Bronze Star - 5,558 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (8/16/2014 12:12:00 PM)

    Robert Frost will always be my favorite poet..he is my inspiration..love the image of the sleigh ride, the snow and the quietude of the evening ride... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 75 Points Ishita Chakrabarty (8/14/2014 2:15:00 PM)

    This poem has an altruistic air about it.Frost's poems always remind me about the choices we make in life.His poems make me crave for more.According to me sleep denotes the eternal sleep - death. Seems more like we have a lot to achieve before death can force us asleep. (Report) Reply

    Veteran Poet - 1,297 Points Sagnik Chakraborty (9/10/2014 11:11:00 AM)

    I agree, 'sleep' refers to death, the ultimate rest that we go to. But before we can afford to bid Good night to the world, we have before us our duties, for which, if need be, we must also sacrifice our love for beauty, embodied here by the beautiful woods.

  • Rookie Murugan Subramanian (7/2/2014 3:02:00 AM)

    Lovely one. I loved it reading in schooldays, some 15 yrs ago.. I m equally enthused to read it now. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bill Knotts (6/27/2014 1:46:00 AM)

    This poem is so beautiful, innocent… and sad. A lethal mix which has the ability to touch all of you. Like life itself it offers such joy and sorrow.
    Desiring death is forbidden to us even though we may be drawn to the comfort it might offer. He has gone to this forbidden place where he knows he should not be. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 912 Points George Samuel (6/17/2014 4:20:00 AM)

    The darkest evening of the year. Could be related to most memorable time of the year. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jai Brown (4/30/2014 11:22:00 AM)

    no snow where i am. wish it did. got to love florida (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joseph Sanchez (4/28/2014 12:46:00 PM)

    i wish it was snowing. then again, when it snows, i wish its warm (Report) Reply

    Freshman - 1,154 Points Richard Provencher (8/26/2014 9:40:00 AM)

    Joseph, here in Nova Scotia we get our share of snow. A few years ago a storm landed about three feet on our community. My wife did not accompany me when I tented out in the winter, which is great fun.

  • Gold Star - 10,508 Points * Sunprincess * (4/27/2014 12:10:00 AM)

    ...........truly one of the best poems ever written....and with a touch of mystery which leaves me wondering what those promises to keep are....loved reading this poem... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,414 Points Herbert Guitang (4/25/2014 7:16:00 AM)

    Vivid and valuable poem. Masterpiece (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 18 Points Crystal Star (4/1/2014 4:50:00 AM)

    By far, this is one poem I feel so attached to. The last lines I came across first in a childhood book I read about Nehru and then I read the whole poem to love it more. Then I was obsessed with Robert Frost poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 97 Points Biplab Singha (3/26/2014 9:34:00 AM)

    Really how you have drawn the picture of the nature, little horse and of your life. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kepa Gadu (3/25/2014 4:27:00 PM)

    my boyfriends dad just got a great Ford Escape by working part time from a macbook. published here http: //tr.im/4zzny (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Patrick Dennis (2/8/2014 12:30:00 AM)

    I have often looked out on a mountain range where the foothills fold on fold ascend; and I have imagined the unique magic of each hidden valley. The repetition of the last two lines reminds me of that. As any young child will testify, there is beauty in repetition - and each repetition is somehow unique.

    The poem as a whole to me resonates with the transfiguration story ((Mark 9: 2-6) .Behold it is good for us to be here - - - but he knew not what he said. The journey is far from over. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 51 Points Priyanka Bhandarkar (1/18/2014 1:43:00 AM)

    to the lovely woods would I grow
    a billion times lovelier. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie J. Scouler (1/14/2014 9:10:00 PM)

    To me, it seems he is talking about ones darkest hour? When our heart breaks, really breaks, death may seem like the answer. Death can seem like beautiul dark peace. As we contemplate this dark peace, it does however, occur to us that there is still much unfinished business, promises to keep, hearts we may break if we CHOOSE to sleep. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Doruk Kaynak (1/6/2014 2:16:00 PM)

    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.
    Why shan't an individual reach the conforting state of sleep, the endless sleep which is death?
    Why do we feel like we are bound to life and we owe to existance?
    Is it because we are meant to be something more something greater?
    can we truly weave destiny?
    or are these just an illusion and our bond to life is embossed on the fabric of our creation?

    Frost is the master of hiding deep meanings in his poems and he raises a lot of questions in me. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Billy Joel (1/6/2014 9:17:00 AM)

    this poem is the shit Already Reported Reply

  • Rookie - 369 Points Stephen W (12/31/2013 1:53:00 PM)

    I think people would find Frost's poetry easier to understand if they read the biography of him provided on this site, which provides valuable context. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Thomas Harris (12/21/2013 1:19:00 PM)

    I read a critic years ago who thought that the man in the poem was a country physician on his last rounds of the day, torn between resting and the need to finish the chores of the day. That makes sense in terms of literality; the rest is quite resonant on any number of themes. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 369 Points Stephen W (12/20/2013 4:49:00 PM)

    Some people look too much for metaphor in Frost's work, in my opinion. I'm quite confident he saw the scene he describes. What he did was to see the meaning in the world around him. (Report) Reply



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