Sunday, January 9, 2011

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening


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

25 comments:

Linda said...

The white stuff is on the schedule for later today. We don't have any woods or a stream, but we have open areas where the snow can just blow and blow. Brrrrr.............

deborah said...

Snow on the ground and ice on the river here...Have a calm and peaceful Sunday!

In the Heart of Happy said...

Such perfect prose to go with that beautiful photo. I like the dark and cold feel of it.

I live for moments to stand there and see what you saw in person. You were blessed.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

How beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

Ellen said...

Pretty picture. Though I'm not liking all this snow.

Paxie said...

I wish my creek was as beautiful...loved this!

Snooty Primadona said...

One of my favorite poems! No snow for us this year so far. I did see 2 or 3 flakes on New Year's Eve & that was it. Hope you can curl up by the fire with a good book...

Country Girl said...

This is my favorite Frost poem. Lovely photo, my friend ~

Deb said...

so beautiful...reminds me of the creek very near my sister's house in Park Ridge...or the mighty rive near my home...

Sally said...

I love it! :)

Laura~peach~ said...

love robert frost... beautiful pic and come see the pic we finaly captured :)

Carol said...

Ah, Mama, I've always loved that verse.

Flea said...

Love the photo. My snow was on back order, but it's slated to be here tonight.

Nancy said...

Lovely.

Daryl said...

That is at the top of my favorite poem list .. and the photo is perfect

TSannie said...

Beautiful!

Hilary said...

Beautiful!

Merisi, Vienna said...

What a beautiful illustration of Frost's poem!

Congratulations on winning the Post of the Week Award,
Merisi

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous shot to go with one of my favourite poems.

Brian Miller said...

love that poem and your shot is truly magical...everything a glitter and fresh...nice potw

Out on the prairie said...

Good selection to go with this snowy weather.

holdingmoments said...

Such a peaceful winter scene.

Congratulations on POTW.

ethelmaepotter! said...

One of prettiest snow scenes ever - so serene, yet sinister, as if the water could beckon one into jumping into its icy depths.
Congrats on POTW!

CherylK said...

That is a beautiful photograph. Ansel Adams would be proud of you. My heartiest congratulations for being chosen as a POTW. Well deserved.

Snappy Di said...

This is lovely, Mental P. Congratulations on being a POTW over at Hilary's blog.

Di