John Madden


Resolved - A Snowy Evening - Poem by John Madden

The conflict in this poem's clear,
If one can merely lend an ear
To hear the fight that's present there,
Where flakes to trees and sleigh adhere.

The speaker’s stopped in frigid air,
Though nothing’s worthy of his stare,
To equal that that’s on his plate,
For which he must exhibit care.

The promises he made await
To be fulfilled; he can’t be late,
He lingers in the white tableau,
Too long in inner frozen state.

The horse, it seems, knows he must go,
And leave the lovely woods in snow.
To finish what? We do not know.
What may await? We do not know.

Jarhead7053
10/29/2015

Topic(s) of this poem: conflict

Form: Chain Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

A student asked about the conflict in Frost's 'Stopping in Woods on a Snowy Evening'. This was my quick answer to him.

Comments about Resolved - A Snowy Evening by John Madden

  • Chinedu Dike (12/6/2015 6:51:00 PM)


    Insightful poem, well articulated and elegantly penned in appraisal of a masterpiece 'Stopping In Woods On A Snowy Evening' by Robert Frost. Lovely rendition of words with conviction. Thanks for sharing John. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (10/29/2015 4:06:00 PM)


    Very nicely done, John. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

    J Madden (10/29/2015 4:47:00 PM)

    Thanks Kelly.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 29, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 29, 2015


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