Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

The beguiled yearning for cooler temperatures brought this poem to mind. ~ A. White

 

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, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” from The Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1923, © 1969 by Henry Holt and Company, Inc., renewed 1951, by Robert Frost. Reprinted with the permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC.
Source: Collected Poems, Prose, & Plays (Library of America, 1995)
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About unholypursuit

A. White, a former librarian who is also long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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11 Responses to Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

  1. This is one of my favorite poems.

    On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 11:05 PM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra

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  2. Alisha White says:

    Most people may not recognize the Gothic scene to this poem where Frost is speaking of the winter solstice when he wrote, “The darkest evening of the year.” Winter Solstice is usually shortly before Christmas around December 21-22.

    On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 11:05 PM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra

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  3. Pete says:

    I haven’t read this one in years. Thanks for reminding us of the beauty of the classics.

    Like

  4. Ashley Barron says:

    Very good poem. I have always loved it’s sensitivity. I wrote to say keep doing what you are doing. Keep writing – can’t wait to read your next book.

    Like

  5. Katrice says:

    Hey! I know this is somewhat off topic but I loves your books. Shoot me for saying I do. Thank you, thank you for writing something we non avid readers want to read. I’m so sick of the boring books you’re always recommended to on Amazon. All the stories start out the same.Same plot, same twist, same reason for doing whatever they do. That’s why many readers like me stopped reading. Thank you for not copying everyone else out there. I read each of your books. I gotta tell ya. I loved the down to earth mannerism of “The Tree.”

    Shoot no, it’s not too graphic for kids. The kids nowadays are reading series where the characters are engaged in full frontal sex, biting each other throats out, licking their blood. There’s nothing like that in The Tree.

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  6. Shanice says:

    Wonderful post. Thanks for sharing.. 🙂 Haven’t read it in a long while.

    P.S. your own writing is just as good.

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