Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

I have a soft spot for poetry. Its not a form of prose often recited, and much of it often goes over my head, but when I connect with a particular poem or on the rare occassion I write a poem it usually resonates in a way that other literature does not. Here is a beautiful poem written by one of my favorite poets, Robert Frost.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening was first published in 1923. Although there are no woods to speak of in my neighborhood, Boston received its first snowfall this week – in fact there are flurries falling as I type this.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

I think we can all identify with Frost’s ending “And miles to go before I sleep.” He meant it quite literally in his poem, but “miles” could just as easily be a euphemism for all the errands and resposibilities we have. I hope that if you do indeed have miles to go that you take time to stop as the gentleman in the poem did to pause, reflect and enjoy the moment.

5 responses to “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

  1. Actually today it was 40degrees and sunny (albeit quite blustery at times) so the dusting we received last night is all but gone, which is a good thing because it makes walking along the bricked sidewalks a lot less trecherous.


  2. I am so envious you have snow down their. Have a great holiday!


  3. Bothersome poem. That's always been one of my favorites. I don't know much about poetry or follow a lot of writers. But I do remember this poem from school and think about it often when it is snowing, or I see snow on the trees.Riding in the car when it is snowing reminds me of the Kiss song "Beth". No relation to the poem, but I thought I'd share.Have a great holiday season! 🙂


  4. Ummm….it just warmed my insides reading it! Thinking of you during this holiday season.


  5. How lovely :). I feel chilly just reading it!



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