Sunday, July 4, 2010

About Poems and Robert Frost

Last week Tim and I talked about my post "About Roads"
and the poem of Robert Frost "The Road Not Taken".
It is Tim's second favourite poem of Robert Frost. The first is hanging, now more than a year, near the front door of our house.

I made it shortly after Tim recite it to me.

"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a poem written in 1922 by Robert Frost, and published in 1923 in his New Hampshire volume. Imagery and personification are prominent in the work. In a letter to Louis Untermeyer, Frost called it "my best bid for remembrance".
Frost wrote this poem about winter in June, 1922 at his house in Shaftsbury, Vermont that is now home to the "Robert Frost Stone House Museum". Frost had been up the entire night writing the long poem "New Hampshire" and had finally finished when he realized morning had come. He went out to view the sunrise and suddenly got the idea for "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". He wrote the new poem "about the snowy evening and the little horse as if I'd had a hallucination" in just "a few minutes without strain."

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