Poetry Sunday: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

I seem to be in a "frosty" mood when it comes to my poetry reading these days. Here is quite possibly my favorite of Robert Frost's poems. After this, I promise to move on to another author for next Sunday's poem. As the poet says, we all have "promises to keep" and I'll do my best to keep this one!

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

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.


  1. Apt poem for the start of winter

  2. Back before I started to appreciate poetry, I still absolutely loved this poem. I still do.

  3. This is one of my most favorite poems. :D

  4. When I taught second grade, this is a poem the children in my class learned by heart. Of course I did too. And it is still in my heart.

  5. What a lovely poem! I love the rhyme.

  6. Lovely to read before snow here today. Miles to go before I sleep .... a true classic.


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