Thursday, November 4, 2010

Robert Frost - Stone House Vermont

Robert Frost's Stone House:  Shaftsbury, Vermont  (1920-1929)

A famous poem written while residing at the Stone House  in 1922.

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 (1922)

1 comment:

  1. One of my favorite poems...thanks for posting it, along with the gorgeous photo of the Stone House.