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Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening - Poem 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.


Comments about Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

  • Gold Star - 4,554 Points Ernest Makuakua (1/27/2016 7:02:00 AM)

    nice piece

    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.

    emotional (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Colleen Henderson (1/17/2016 9:03:00 PM)

    Sometimes we don't know without a doubt the meaning of a poem (or of a piece of beautiful prose) . But we know that it becomes a part of the music of our life, that it strikes a chord within us. I watched a Vietnamese man recite this poem for Anthony Bourdain on Parts Unknown because, I think, he felt it represented America. He obviously loved it. It was touching for me; I understood how this poem affected him, as it has me, and I saw how a poem can bring people from distant places together. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 685 Points Stephen Loomes (1/16/2016 9:24:00 PM)

    This may be disrespectful to those who worship Frost but in my opinion he was a master of solipsistic doggerel. Whether mending walls, or taking a road or riding in a snowy forest, he imports to the mundane a seeming profundity which is quite laughable. Earlier I had recounted the experience related from the point of view of the poor horse who bore him that night; literally bearing a bore. I have named the horse Dobbin.

    Yes, says Dobbin, his language clear,
    This poltroon on my back
    He's more than a little queer
    It's alright for him, notebook in hand
    To pen his boring verse
    But it is me, without a rug
    Who in snow is left standing here!
    My hooves and shanks
    They are freeziing cold
    Why must I be his horse?
    It was pain enough,
    While he, again
    Notepad and pen in hand
    Deliberated on his choice of road
    But this night is even worse (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 0 Points Sarah Gordy (2/7/2016 3:39:00 PM)

    I suppose those who can't do critique.

    Rookie - 0 Points David D (2/4/2016 9:04:00 AM)

    Your poem reminds me how good Frost is.

    Freshman - 685 Points Stephen Loomes (1/18/2016 10:48:00 PM)

    You got it, that was what the horse was thinking, well done.

    Veteran Poet - 1,077 Points Stephen W (1/18/2016 6:56:00 PM)

    What a malignant poltroon you are, sir.

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Poems About Sleep

  1. 1. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening , Robert Frost
  2. 2. Sleep! Sleep! Beauty Bright , William Blake
  3. 3. Dream Variations , Langston Hughes
  4. 4. A Long, Long Sleep, A Famous Sleep , Emily Dickinson
  5. 5. To Sleep , John Keats
  6. 6. A Cradle Song , William Blake
  7. 7. What If You Slept ... , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  8. 8. I Am Going To Sleep , Alfonsina Storni
  9. 9. Good Morrow , John Donne
  10. 10. Sleep , Kenneth Slessor
  11. 11. Wynken, Blynken, And Nod , Eugene Field
  12. 12. Sleep And Poetry , John Keats
  13. 13. The Land Of Nod , Robert Louis Stevenson
  14. 14. Lullaby Of An Infant Chief , Sir Walter Scott
  15. 15. Flying , Sarah Arvio
  16. 16. Counting , Douglas Goetsch
  17. 17. Japanese Lullaby , Eugene Field
  18. 18. Cats Sleep Anywhere , Eleanor Farjeon
  19. 19. Waking from Sleep , Robert Bly
  20. 20. After Apple Picking , Robert Frost
  21. 21. A Song , William Blake
  22. 22. Cradle Song , William Blake
  23. 23. * A Dream Fallen Out Of Sleep , Naseer Ahmed Nasir
  24. 24. A Goodnight , William Carlos Williams
  25. 25. Alastor: Or, The Spirit Of Solitude , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  26. 26. The Sad Mother , Gabriela Mistral
  27. 27. Gitanjali , Rabindranath Tagore
  28. 28. Lullaby , Dorothy Parker
  29. 29. Sleep Now, O Sleep Now , James Joyce
  30. 30. Holy Innocents , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  31. 31. Ghazal 314 , Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  32. 32. Lullaby , William Butler Yeats
  33. 33. Norse Lullaby , Eugene Field
  34. 34. Sweet And Low , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  35. 35. Desire Blooming On Air-Creeper Of Sleepl.. , Naseer Ahmed Nasir
  36. 36. Work, Sleep, Work, Sleep, Work , Mark R Slaughter
  37. 37. Hymn To Proserpine (After The Proclamati.. , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  38. 38. Night Whisperer , Unwritten Soul
  39. 39. Rosalind And Helen: A Modern Eclogue , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  40. 40. Sleep-Stealer , Rabindranath Tagore
  41. 41. The Lady Of The Lake: Canto 1 (Excerpt) , Sir Walter Scott
  42. 42. Narrative And Dramatic The Wanderings Of.. , William Butler Yeats
  43. 43. Lullaby Of The Iroquois , Emily Pauline Johnson
  44. 44. A Fisherman's Baby , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  45. 45. Beggar , Amitava Sur
  46. 46. Hornet , Anne Sexton
  47. 47. He Giveth His Beloved Sleep , Banjo Paterson
  48. 48. Hymns To The Night : 2 , Novalis
  49. 49. Evening Song , Kenneth Fearing
  50. 50. My Friend Of Misery (Prose) , Sameera Alshaikh
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