01
Feb
11

Blizzard thoughts

As the great Chicago blizzard of 2011 hits hard, I’m reminded of one of my favorite poems…

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.

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1 Response to “Blizzard thoughts”


  1. 1 777drama
    February 1, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Ray, that’s my favorite poem (and I think Theresa Meyers’, too.) I’m looking at a framed print of it next to my desk as I write this. LOVE it! (But, unlike tonight’s windy gusts, it harkens me to a place in the woods where you can actually hear the snow falling … Who are we, that so much of the wonderful world God created for His pleasure is shared with US?)


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