Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Written in Shaftsbury, Vermont by Robert Frost in June of 1922, this poem was published in 1923 in the collection New Hampshire.

The haunting quality of the poem defies easy interpretation. Poet Andrew Spacey commented:

In many ways it’s a poem that trusts the reader, the words and the sounds and the sense appealing to all types, from those who regard it as no more than a winter scene with snowy woods, horse and rider, to others who feel a shudder when they read the final two lines.

Read by Jannie Meisberger.