Woods on a Snowy Morning

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

I was late for school Friday morning. I dropped my son off to his High School, then raced back home for my Canon. The woods in front of our house were too beautiful not to try to capture.

If I’d had a horse, and no job waiting, I would have stopped for much longer.

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19 thoughts on “Woods on a Snowy Morning”

  1. Your pictures are beautiful!Hey – is there anyway you can list me as a sort of partcipant in your challenge? I'm going to try to find at least one book to read but I'm not sure I can. Still…cjh

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  2. What a marvellous photo collage! There is something about white/grey/and black photos that are so evocative, inviting. And Robert Frost is wonderful.

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  3. I love, love, love the Robert Frost poem. I read the book/poem every winter and just recently read it after reading Dean Koontz's book (The Darkest Evening of the Year). I think I posted about the book last Christmas. Off to see…

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  4. So beautiful!RYC: I admit it's been about a year since I last tried to find that book. Perhasp a good place to spend my inevitalbe Christmas gift book giftcards will be a version of that 🙂 ~ L

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  5. Very, very beautiful. I would've been late as well.That Robert Frost poem is great. All I can recall reading is the last lines for some reason. Perfect accompaniment to these photos.

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  6. Black and white photos are my favorite. They really capture the details. Love your collage. Good thing you stopped and took the time to take pictures. Many were blessed by your captured imagery of God's creation.

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  7. Truly, this poem stands alone in all the ones written about winter. Who could not love it?I saw a beautiful copy of it at Barnes and Noble today, 20% off, but I would have paid full prize and then some if I didn't already have a copy of my own.

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  8. Les, that one is beautiful! Mine is a paperback which I bought in one of our Scholastic book orders. Not fancy at all. One day I'll invest in an anthology of Robert Frost's.I think he's the only poet I understand.

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