Stopping By Woods on a Snow Evening

Robert Frost reads his poem Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening – From a rare 1958 film shot at Frost’s farmhouse in Vermont.

A perfect poem to listen to at the end of a snowy day in Massachusetts.

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Stopping by Woods on a Snow 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.

3 thoughts on “Stopping By Woods on a Snow Evening

  1. How fascinating to hear Frost read it! One of my favorites, I often recite it to my horse when out on the trails…though luckily we have no snow, and the one time I tried harness bells he thought they were scary!

    1. Yes, you so often think of poetry in a written form. It’s amazing to hear it read by the author.

  2. I love this picture! I’ve written a song for this poem and would love to use this picture to upload the song to Youtube. How might I do that?


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