On this day, 90 years ago, “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening”, perhaps one of the most well-known and beloved poems of the 21st century, was published.
Author Robert Frost ironically began working on this poem on a hot summer day on his farm in Vermont. Told from the perspective of a weary traveler, this poem has been said to be about everyone from Robert Frost himself to Santa Claus. In its quiet and picturesque portrait of a quiet and calm winter’s night, “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” has been a staple in literature classes since its creation, and has been used for years to help introduce children to poetry.
To help celebrate the publication of this monumental piece of literature, here’s a video of Robert Frost reading “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening.”
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