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

  • Ahmad Mostafa (1/20/2019 7:33:00 PM)


    This poem always had a special place in my heart since college days. His best, in my opinion. My favorite ever. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/19/2019 10:35:00 PM)


    Robert Frost will always be the BEST! (Report) Reply

  • (1/13/2019 11:37:00 PM)


    Why does he say And Miles to go before I sleep twice (Report) Reply

  • (1/12/2019 5:40:00 AM)


    It is snowing here. I woke up and wanted to read this poem again. I remember it from grade school. I knew the first stanza and needed to read the rest! Beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • (1/9/2019 10:54:00 AM)


    What is the summary (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (1/2/2019 2:45:00 PM)


    Miles to go before you sleep and this declaration with true mind gives a nice thrill in mind of reader. Though his house is in village still you know whose woods these are. Little horse thinks to stop here. Deep dark and lovely woods motivate mind. The imagery is drawn so nicely that allows us to read this poem with great eagerness for several times. This poem has deep insight and values. I love reading and reviewing such outstanding poem. (Report) Reply

    (1/4/2019 2:09:00 AM)

    I enjoyed your comments, Kumarmani. The poem is so simple and clear and true!

  • (1/1/2019 9:13:00 AM)


    One of my favorite poems. I'm fighting cancer now and I think I'll have 'miles to go before I sleep' printed on a t shirt (Report) Reply

  • Mary Skarpathiotaki (12/19/2018 2:47:00 AM)


    A songggg i love it10+++++++++++++++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • (12/17/2018 6:58:00 PM)


    Amazing (Report) Reply

  • (12/15/2018 1:00:00 AM)


    I have loved this poem since I was in the fourth grade-many decades ago. Still my favorite. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/10/2018 11:35:00 PM)


    The most fetching rhyme sequence about; the third line of each stanza predicts the next stanza. (Report) Reply

  • (12/10/2018 8:35:00 PM)


    I love Robert Frost's poems. ❤️ (Report) Reply

  • (12/10/2018 4:32:00 PM)


    what you wrote was mean a nathan and aiden and aron (Report) Reply

  • (12/6/2018 6:37:00 AM)


    And miles to go before i sleep. And miles to go before i sleep... (Report) Reply

  • (12/6/2018 6:37:00 AM)


    And miles to go before i sleep. And miles to go before i sleep... (Report) Reply

  • (12/2/2018 1:41:00 PM)


    that is a great plan good job Robert frost👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍 (Report) Reply

  • (11/26/2018 8:03:00 AM)


    And miles to go before I sleep.... (Report) Reply

  • (11/25/2018 7:50:00 PM)


    Learned this poem in 11th grade. Blanch Paul was our teacher at Hanging rock school. Always remembered and loved it. Feels like you are experiencing the trip with him. (Report) Reply

  • (11/25/2018 5:32:00 PM)


    I like the contribution of the horse (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Monday, January 25, 2016


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