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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

  • Bronze Star - 2,372 Points Sonali Ganguly (4/3/2016 11:28:00 PM)

    and miles to go before i sleep- - very meaningful lines.....we really have lots of promises to keep before the death bell rings...... (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 594 Points Emily Krauss (4/3/2016 9:15:00 AM)

    I love Robert Frost's Poem Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening. My favorite verse in the poem is:

    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. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie brian yeager (3/28/2016 3:26:00 AM)

    This is the first poem I memorized years ago. Recited it thousands of times. Everyone commenting breaks it down wrong. But take from it what you want like any art. It is what you want it to be. The day is Dec 21st (the darkest evening of the year) the person is not riding on a horse they are being pulled by two horses hence comparison (my little horse). The person is a salesman that is normally in a hurry going past the woods, but stops this evening to enjoy the view (must think it queer to stop without a farm house near) the horses are used to stopping at farm houses. The little horse is the lead horse wearing the bells. They have more stops to make to keep promises and deliveries and miles to go that evening before they get back home. Tx Brian Yeager Self taught troubadour. (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 0 Points Jaqueline Chavez (4/14/2016 10:16:00 PM)

    I agree that this poem can be interpreted anyway that a person wants it. Poetry can have different meanings just depends on the reader, in my opinion. This poem is amazing and I, myself enjoy it. This is the way I would interpret this poem. What I believe Robert Frost was trying to tell us is even though there are obstacles or the time to give up is perfect, it not time to give up until you have achieved your dreams or goals in life. In Robert Frost’s second stanza of his poem he mentions a little pony probably was confused to why they stopped in the middle of the woods with no farmhouse near. In my thoughts, I thought of this little horse to be like one’s conscious. Thinking why are they stopping at a place where they are not destined to be or to go. In the poet’s third stanza, he also mentions that the horse shakes his bells to grab the attention of his master to see if stopping here was a mistake. The way I looked it as, is an individual’s conscious, is always on our back to do the right thing, to keep moving forward. Lastly, the last stanza of Robert Frost’s poem is describing how the woods is great but at the same dark and deep. Robert Frost tried to make it be that the woods or how I mentioned before, the thought of giving up seems as the most wonderful thing ever. Towards the end of the poem, he says, “But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” Meaning, the narrator will still keep moving forward and to accomplish dreams, goals, or desires for their life before they “rest.” Thank you for taking my interpretation for consideration.

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Poems About Winter

  1. 1. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening , Robert Frost
  2. 2. January , John Updike
  3. 3. Against Winter , Charles Simic
  4. 4. Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind , William Shakespeare
  5. 5. Snow-Flakes. (Birds Of Passage. Flight T.. , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  6. 6. Dust Of Snow , Robert Frost
  7. 7. January , William Carlos Williams
  8. 8. Now Winter Nights Enlarge , Thomas Campion
  9. 9. Winter: A Dirge , Robert Burns
  10. 10. To Winter , William Blake
  11. 11. Voronezh , Anna Akhmatova
  12. 12. Frost At Midnight , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  13. 13. Spellbound , Emily Jane Brontë
  14. 14. Fishing In Winter , Ralph Burns
  15. 15. In Drear-Nighted December , John Keats
  16. 16. Winter-Time , Robert Louis Stevenson
  17. 17. To A Locomotive In Winter , Walt Whitman
  18. 18. The Sky Is Low, The Clouds Are Mean, , Emily Dickinson
  19. 19. Winter Scene , Archie Randolph Ammons
  20. 20. From 'A Severe Lack Of Holiday Spirit' , Amy Gerstler
  21. 21. Alms , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  22. 22. The Georgics , Virgil
  23. 23. May Morning , James Arlington Wright
  24. 24. Jacky Frost , Lucy Burrow
  25. 25. A Masque Of The Seasons , James Whitcomb Riley
  26. 26. Air Of Diabelli's , Robert Louis Stevenson
  27. 27. Krinken , Eugene Field
  28. 28. Winter Winter , Samuel Earle
  29. 29. Winter Nights…… , Adrian Wait
  30. 30. A Winter Message , Mark R Slaughter
  31. 31. The Four Seasons Of The Year. , Anne Bradstreet
  32. 32. Winter's Summer , venkatesh nagaraj
  33. 33. Autumn , David Wood
  34. 34. Winter Time Is For Me. , Mahfooz Ali
  35. 35. Breeze Into Winter Song , Ency Bearis
  36. 36. This Winter Too Is No Different , M.D Dinesh Nair
  37. 37. Winter Arrival , Marilyn Lott
  38. 38. Chandeliers , Heather Burns
  39. 39. Life Is Lovely All The Year , William Schwenck Gilbert
  40. 40. November , ivor or ivor.e hogg
  41. 41. White Winter Wonderland , Theodora (Theo) Onken
  42. 42. A Winter Smile , Seema Chowdhury
  43. 43. Winter! Oh Dear Winter , Kumarmani Mahakul
  44. 44. Once Upon A Winter Day , Joseph T. Renaldi
  45. 45. The Four Seasons : Winter , James Thomson
  46. 46. *****winter***** , Rununah S...
  47. 47. Winter In Summer , Alison Smith
  48. 48. Alaskan Balladry , Eugene Field
  49. 49. Glorious Winter , Theodora (Theo) Onken
  50. 50. To Each A Season , Lonnie Hicks
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