Robert Frost

(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening - Poem by Robert Frost

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.


Comments about Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

  • (5/24/2018 11:07:00 AM)


    Nice poem. I got a complete set of golden weapons in Fortnite Battle Royale.I feel great I got 95 victory royales (Report) Reply

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  • (5/23/2018 9:11:00 AM)


    this was a good poem and it made me think of how much farther i would have to run to run a marathon (Report) Reply

  • Fer Onti (5/22/2018 5:04:00 PM)


    Does this poem talk about death? (Report) Reply

    (5/23/2018 5:36:00 AM)

    I think he talks about life, I interpret the last lines as if he is speaking of how he has a long way to go before he dies, and that the speaker is a young man.

  • (5/19/2018 8:43:00 AM)


    Wasn't this poem mentioned at JFK's Inauguration? (Report) Reply

  • Lungelo S Mbuyazi (5/19/2018 2:13:00 AM)


    Pure artwork.....imaginative (Report) Reply

  • (5/17/2018 5:24:00 AM)


    I thinks this poem is worlds best reading poem

    : 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.:
    (Report) Reply

  • (5/12/2018 7:10:00 AM)


    Its juz so self explanatry very simple their is really something something. (Report) Reply

  • (5/8/2018 9:30:00 AM)


    nice poem i like it

    gay horse
    (Report) Reply

  • (5/6/2018 11:42:00 AM)


    this is nice.wooooooooo! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (5/5/2018 4:23:00 AM)


    It 's explanation and answer please (Report) Reply

  • (5/1/2018 8:40:00 PM)


    I really don't care much for poetry. But I do love this poem. (Report) Reply

  • (4/29/2018 12:59:00 PM)


    Was introduced to this poem in the autobiographical book by one of my earliest childhood heroes, Dr. Tom Dooley, in Pomises To Keep. As a child, when asked to memorize and recite a poem in class, I chose this poem. To this day, some 60 yrs later, I still can recite it word for word. (Report) Reply

  • (4/27/2018 9:27:00 AM)


    I am fortunate to live on a country road in Maine. I see the lovely, deep darkness of woods in snow every day on my daily walk during the winter months. We all benefit from a pause to contemplate the beauty of nature. It allows us to return to the demands of daily life, refreshed. (Report) Reply

  • (4/27/2018 12:08:00 AM)


    I'm with Mushu....gives me chills. Great work (Report) Reply

    (5/7/2018 1:37:00 PM)

    MUSHU! MUSHU! MUSHU!

  • (4/23/2018 4:39:00 PM)


    we read this poem in class love it (Report) Reply

  • (4/20/2018 11:41:00 AM)


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    (5/22/2018 11:15:00 AM)

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  • Sylvaonyema Uba (4/20/2018 10:37:00 AM)


    The woods are lovely, dark and deep. Good use of quatrain. SylvaOyema Uba (Report) Reply

  • (4/20/2018 2:14:00 AM)


    The best poem of my entire life...it gives me chills and feels😍 (Report) Reply

  • (4/19/2018 4:05:00 PM)


    My man is a deer hunter (Report) Reply

  • (4/13/2018 5:02:00 PM)


    A very interesting poem Robert. enjoyed thank you Alan (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Monday, January 25, 2016


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