‘Stopping by woods on a snowy evening’ is one of the most famous poems by Robert Frost. It is an anecdotal poem, based on the conflict of human mind in choosing one thing between the beauty of the nature and fulfilling his duties as a person.
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
What are your views on this poem? Do you like any other poem by Robert Frost? Do share your thoughts For the Love of Poetry. Thanks.
- Yesterday’s Flowers
- Keeping Quiet
- Ah, Are you digging on my grave?
- The Road not taken
- Funeral Blues
- Ode on Solitude
- Because I could not stop for Death