Into My Own (op. 104, no. 1)

"Into My Own" is the first song from Lowell Liebermann's song cycle Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening, op. 104.

Date: 2007Composer: Lowell LiebermannText: Robert FrostSong Collection: Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening, op. 104

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Into My Own

By Robert Frost


One of my wishes is that those dark trees,

So old and firm they scarcely show the breeze,

Were not, as ’twere, the merest mask of gloom,

But stretch away unto the edge of doom.


I should not be withheld but that some day

Into their vastness I should steal away,

Fearless of ever finding open land,

Or highway where the slow wheel pours the sand.


I do not see why I should e’er turn back,

Or those should not set forth upon my track

To overtake me, who should miss me here

And long to know if still I held them dear.


They would not find me changed from him they knew–

Only more sure of all I thought was true.

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