Monday, December 17

Whose woods these are..




Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
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.





When I was child, my father used to read Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost to me at Christmas. I adored it. The pictures, drawn by Susan Jeffers, are spectacular, and it holds many dear memories for me. Needless to say, I have the poem memorized, and as I was out stomping around our home yesterday in the snow, I remembered the poem and thought I'd share both my home and the poetry with you. The squirrel was dashing in and around the base of our bird feeder during the storm. He has a network of tunnels dug and was popping out occasionally to dine on sunflower seeds. The moose weathervane was a gift from my husband a few Christmas's ago.

10 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

Robert Frost is my absolute favorite poet, and I love that poem! :>)

Mary said...

Oh, I love that poem! What a beautiful one to read at Christmas. Abbie, your home is lovely, and the snow looks so wonderful! (Yes, I know it's a pain, too!)

Thanks for sharing, and have a blessed Christmas!
xoxo,
Mary

Donna said...

Wow, beautiful pictures and I love that poem! I can't believe all the snow!
Donna :)

ELLIE said...

what a lovely poem - I like robert frost....
thanks for sharing it and the lovely pictures...
I enjoyed it all
Peace--Ellie

Firefly Hill said...

Abbie,

Love your photos--your home is lovely. So sorry to read of the loss of your father in law...


Annie

Anke said...

I love the squirrel foto! What an awesome shot! The other fotos are wonderful too. Lars would love that snow....so far nothing here. It's only really cold here and the wind even more. We had sun the last two days which felt nice.
Thanks for sharing the poem, it's beautiful.

Carolyn said...

Hi Abbie !
Thankyou for visiting me ,Your home looks so beautiful too !! :o)
And the snow - can you send some our way please ! ?

carolyn
xx

I wish you all a Happy Christmas

Kari & Kijsa said...

Lovely words...lovely photos! (beautiful wreath!)
Thanks for sharing,

Merry Christmas blessings,
kari & kijsa

tongue in cheek said...

Wonderful home in the woods! Oh my how enchanting!
The squirrel is such a sweet photo!

Rachel said...

i love this poem too