21 April 2011

R for Robert Frost

This post is brought to you by the letter R.

I've said before that writers can learn a lot from poets. My all-time favorite poet is Robert Frost.

Robert Frost was born in California. His family moved to New England when he was a child, and he is known for his New England imagery in his poetry.

He is a very American poet, and he wrote rather a lot of poetry in his lifetime.

Here is my favorite:

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
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.

Callie's Favorite Frost Poems:
Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening
Dust of Snow
Fire And Ice
A Time to Talk

There are many excellent poems by Robert Frost. These are merely some of my favorites, that appeal to me in their beauty. I hope to capture this kind of art in my writing.

Now You!
What poems do you find beautiful? Do you have a favorite poet?