Stopping By Woods

Gyula Aggházy (1850-1919), Winter Landscape

Here’s hoping! Every child in our family has learned and recited this lovely poem, so of course it had to be a Primer One selection. Scroll down to view Robert Frost’s recitation.

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

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