The Atlas Book Club


Daily Poetry

“Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.” – Robert Frost

Today’s Poem is:

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.

-Robert Frost



  1. I’ve never heard of a Moor named Heather. Doesn’t seem very likely to me.

    Comment by Daeruin | April 9, 2008 | Reply

  2. You sir are a funny man. Does anyone know off the topp of their heads who wrote this?

    Comment by urhamlet | April 9, 2008 | Reply

  3. Tuesday was Dickenson, Wednesday was Frost, and I’ve heard the one from Thursday but I don’t know who wrote it.

    Comment by quarto | April 11, 2008 | Reply

  4. Thursday was Bob Dylan.

    Comment by Egidius White | April 14, 2008 | Reply

  5. That reminds me: I had a copyright professor who always lamented that Bob Dylan caused the downfall of modern music because he inspired songwriters to perform their own music and musicians to write their own music.

    That is mostly why I had him killed.

    Comment by Egidius White | April 14, 2008 | Reply

  6. I love e. e. cummings. I had written poetry before I read him, but when I encountered him for the first time in 9th grade, it was like, total mind blow. One of my favorites involves a raccoon….it’s been a long time since I read it though. (Clearly it’s top on my priority list.)

    Comment by Mars | April 23, 2008 | Reply

  7. PS- you should post “Lament for Cocoa” by John Updike.

    PPS- are we allowed to make suggestions?

    Comment by Mars | April 23, 2008 | Reply

  8. Sure you can make suggestions. I have been lazy recently reading and writing so much I haven’t kept this updated as much as I wanted to.

    Comment by urhamlet | April 23, 2008 | Reply

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