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
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.

– Robert Frost


I thought about this poem when I came upon this scene, on the Mission Creek Greenway, and wanted to share it. Happy Friday everyone! (Don’t forget to comment on our last post for a chance to win a filtered water bottle from WaterGeeks)!

– Photo by Lori-Anne Poirier

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  1. thanks! lovely words and thoughts for a friday at work!

  2. As per my usual habit of maintaining unpopular opinions, I hate Robert Frost almost as much as I hate Charles Boring Dickens. And yet, thanks to a high school English teacher who fully supported the rote memorization method of teaching, I know this poem by heart. Cruel fate.

    But the picture is pretty. How long have you had snow? Is there lots?

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