Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy Evening

I have always loved the poems of Robert frost and have tried to mimick his style when I write. He is from NH and one of my favorite poems is one I had to memorize as a child in elementery school in NH. The poem is Stopping by The Woods On A Snowy Evening.

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

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