Skip navigation

photo of Eva EastonI have a treat for you: an updated version of this 20-year-old site.

Video lessons & Audio quizzes

Audio Quizzes
Word Final -ED
Word Final -S
Wonder Words

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Robert Frost (1874-1963) was a poet who wrote about
the common people of rural New England.
He based his poems on the details of people's lives.

In this poem, Frost tells the story of a man going home in his sleigh
at the end of a cold, winter day. As he passes a neighbor's woods,
he stops for a moment to admire the beautiful winter scenery.

woods ... village ... though ... stopping ... little
/kw/ queer ... evening ... to keep ... to go ... promises

Linking: these are ... is in ... fill up ...woods and ... ask if


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.

Copyright © 1997 - 2024 Eva L Easton - All Rights Reserved