Phyllis Entis

Award-winning mystery writer and food safety microbiologist

Celebrating Robert Frost


Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, by Robert Frost

One of my favorite poems by one of my favorite poets is now in the public domain. Celebrating by sharing the poem on New Year’s Day.

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.


2 thoughts on “Celebrating Robert Frost

  1. Hi Phyllis, How appropriate that Frost would write about snowy evenings. I liked that poem too when we studied it in high school. How long ago! I don’t read much poetry now (like none).

    Recently I read “Bagdad without a Map” by Tony Horwitz. He takes you on a tour of the Middle East. The book is both informative and amusing. I feel like I have now been a tourist in all those countries and don’t need to go. Better that way. The conditions are pretty harsh in most of those countries.

    I wish you and Mike a good New Year with lots of books, both read and written.



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  2. Hi Krystyna,

    Lovely to hear from you. I’ve been meaning to give you a call, but have been most dilatory. Also (as happens, too, when I try to call my sister), when the thought strikes me the time is wrong (those 3-hour time zone shifts).

    Hope you and your family had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year’s celebration and that 2019 is a year filled with good health, peace, and lots of good golf.

    Looking forward to chatting soon.



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