Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

"Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a song composed by Leslie Crabtree. The song sets the text of Robert Frost.

Frost's poem was originally published in his 1923 volume New Hampshire.
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Date: 2008Composer: Leslie CrabtreeText: Robert Frost

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost

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 farm-house 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.

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