December 15, 2009

Snowy Scenery

You can never be too prepared.
                                  
Gazing at this image I can't help being reminded of Robert Frost's poem and one of my favourite poems of all time-Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening.
Its calm imagery creates a vivid mental picture. It reminds me of how I feel on a cold snowy evening watching the soft snow slowly fall...Oh, how I love the woods draped in snow! xx

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 here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think is 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.

The wolf is courtesy of Cheyenne 75 at deviantArt.

63 comments:

5thsister said...

I love this poem, too. Your photo adds a certain depth. Thanks for sharing.

Journaling Woman said...

I love this poem!! I also love the way the photo illustrates the poetry. It almost makes me like snow. :)

Farila said...

I love Robert Frost's poetry.. and like all of his poems, this is great too. Thanks for reminding me that I need to search for few of the books I have misplaced...
PS: Thanks for empathizing with my aunt and Mom. Isn't it tough to be in their situation and keep their hands off me? LOL

Rae said...

It is lovely and it is perfect. It really does set a nice mood.

Caio Fernandes said...

you're feeding my dreams of a better life with this photo and poem .
thank you Betty !

Nevine said...

That's a gorgeous photo, Betty! And of course, I do love that poem, and anything else by Robert Frost. Happy Holidays to you! Hugs...

Nevine

wenn said...

lovely poem n picture..

Alice in Wonderland said...

Hi Betty, I just couldn't resist from dropping you a line on this poem! It too is one of my favourites, and I just love your picture to go with it!
It's looking like I have some serious competition here! I'll try a get a couple of posts in before Christmas! Hope you are all well, and ready (?) for the big day, but it does make you wonder why we all run around like women possessed at this time of year!
Take care, Big hugs!

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

I really love the way that poem sounds when I read it, sort of like the hoofs of the horse on the frozen ground.

Thanks for sharing. I hadn't read that poem in years.

I'm a huge Frost fan, too -- my favorite is "Birches."

staceyjwarner said...

What a wonderful poem. He is right about his horse wondering...and I wonder what his promise is...

much love

Menopausal New Mom said...

Just beautiful and the photo is amazing.

A Cuban In London said...

'And miles to go before I sleep... '

It's one of my favourite poems ever. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

athina said...

Amazing poem!!!

Traci said...

My kindred spirit -- this is my FAVORITE poem. So glad that you shared it and with such a beautiful pic. A home run, as usual!

~SHANNON~ said...

This is a winter classic for sure! And the photo is so peaceful and serene! thanks for sharing!

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plainolebob said...

Betty, that has always been one of my most favorites, thanks

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I have heard that one before and love it. It really encompasses the snowy season, doesn't it?

The Blonde Duck said...

Perfect poem for that photo.

Peter said...

That's such an awesome poem and pick! Betty thanks.

nelly said...

That's my fav poem!
Lovely photo! love that!

bonequinhoda bic said...

Yeah, frost was a very deep fellow.A true thinker, and a hell of a good poet also!.
Thank´s B!

Michael Rivers said...

Beautiful photo!! Winter can be such a gorgeous time of year.

blueviolet said...

I adore that poem by Robert Frost. It's beautiful and you added just the right photo!

Meeko Fabulous said...

A beautiful poem for a beautiful photo! :)

Secretia said...

Betty, I have always loved this poem and it was great to read it looking at that picture!

Pres. Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing this great poem!

Betty's Cuisine said...

Πολύ ωραίο το ποίημα, όσο για τη φωτό... αααχ και να ήμουν εκεί!
φιλιά, καλό βράδυ...

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Good choice Betty!

Amy @ Six Flower Mom said...

I too love Robert Frost, he lived in Vermont, not far from where I grew up! Beautiful post!

~SHANNON~ said...

lol- Well I guess we have the same problem! I couldn't find you either!!

lol.

I can help you find me though. My profile isn't the pic of me and the baby as you said your looking for. It's the "Milk and Cuddles" button for my page. It's a glass of milk & cookies. See me now? :)

AJ said...

I love this poem. I used it in a devotional not too long ago.
:) Thank you!

Kate said...

I love the poem!

Kate xx
http://secretofficeconfessions.blogspot.com/

~Ellie Kings~ said...

I've always loved this poem, since I was in Jr. High. Still has a good effect on me:)

SJ said...

i would really wanna open my door to see snow

A smile from SJ =)

Jay said...

wonderful scenery.

Steven Anthony said...

seriously one of my fav poems...thanx so much for sharing;)

Being Me said...

Hi Betty, thank you for your visit, lovely to make new blog friends, I love Robert Frost, especially his poems around Mother Nature..
love the Christmas Tree idea in the bedroom , now there' s sthg new..
A Blessed Christmas to you.
BM

1 mobile global dude said...

Photo is much better than the poem.as a visual dude jmho cheers 1mgd

Alice said...

This was the poem I chose to memorize in junior high and I'm pleased to say I can still remember almost all of it. Thanks for bringing it back to me.

The Peach Tart said...

It's been a long time since I've read that. I love it still.

gayle said...

Love this poem and the picture is beautiful!!

Christiejolu said...

I love this poem! I posted it once myself! Great picture you used!

Vodka Logic said...

And miles to go before I sleep...

How true about life is that? And luckily I have miles and miles left, god willing

Trac~ said...

This is one of my favorites, Betty! Thanks for sharing and thanks for stoping by to say hello this morning! Big hugs :o). Have a great day my friend!

Pippa Artus said...

Stunning poem, love Frosts work :)
www.clashingtime.blogspot.com <3

Turquoise Diaries said...

I remember this poem, its beautiful and just right for the season..

Lorenza said...

Beautiful simple poem...I love winter, I love snow, I love woods. I love mountains and the infinite...

XXX

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Beautiful photo. That is a lovely poem. The last four lines form a typically poetic climax.

NorthWestLondonGirlInTheCountry said...

A very beautiful poem accompanied by haunting pictures - perfect. I'm very glad to have found your blog.

KarmaPearl said...

Stopping by from SITS..... Beautiful picture and poem!

Georgia said...

Beautiful pic!!!!!!
love

PopisK said...

Love this pic!!!!!!
love

sonia said...

I love this poem and the pic is fantastic!!!
xx

ritsa said...

This is my fav from Frost.
Just love it!
Love your photo.

ritsa said...

Amazing poem and so baeutiful pic.
much love

Ted said...

Frost was a very deep poet!.
That is a gorgeous photograph!

michael said...

I need to re-read Frost's poems.
Thanksxx

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I love this poem...it's one of my favorites! You selected the perfect picture to go with it!

Pat said...

A great poem that matches well with your photo. And miles to go before I sleep....

Just Be Real said...

Yes, awesome poem and picture!! I love the blue tint the picture gives. Snow pictures always seem to bring out different colors.

Thanks for sharing.

Blessings....

Kristin said...

Beautiful picture and poem. They're paired perfectly!

3 hungry tummies said...

Oh that is so lovely! :)

sorinadavid said...

"Oh, how I love those snowy woods!.."
love it !!!!!!!!!