Monday, May 30, 2011

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

I remember this poem as the first poem in my English book when I was in school. Back then, I was too little to realize the depth of this brilliant poem. But now whenever I feel like tired, this piece of poetry helps me to regain my strength and motivates me to keep going. I just love it. Here it goes!! Enjoy!!

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