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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Robert Frost Farewell

Thanks to all who entered, and congratulations to Beth, who won my giveaway for The Heroine's Bookshelf!

This is my last post of the year. I'm off to Austin, Texas for family time.

I thought I'd leave you with one of my favorite poems by Robert Frost. I had to recite it in front of my 3rd grade class, and Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening has been firmly entrenched in my memory ever since. I've always found it simple, magical, and deliciously full of Winter.

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.
See you in January!


  1. congrats to beth!
    and have fun in austin! sounds like a warm place to be!
    and that frost poem! beautiful! :)

  2. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :)

  3. I'm so thrilled to have won your giveaway! Thanks again, Jess.

    I love that Robert Frost poem. My oldest daughter did some artwork to accompany the poem a few years ago and I just love it. It is magical, isn't it?

    Enjoy your holiday time in Austin.

  4. Congrats to Beth! I love that Robert Frost poem too.

    Have a wonderful trip, Jess, and a great holiday! See on the flip side of the year. :o)


  5. One of the best poems ever.
    Happy Christmas.See you on the other side.

  6. I've always loved this poem. Hope your Christmas was very, merry indeed! Congratulations to Beth :)

  7. Have a lovely time, and thanks for the poem. I haven't seen it in ages, it's beautiful.