Snow is here (and some last minute Robert Frost)


I don’t even need to open the curtains this morning. There is muffled deadness that’s hard to quantify. It’s not just that there are no cars. I can hear the birdsong clearly but there’s no echo. I’ve just remembered this from school English lessons and I love the line “the woods are lovely, dark and deep”. Funny how poetry at school had no charm but has greater resonance now:

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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