Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Charlotte Mason (and Bonnie) talk a lot about relationships.
We are studying Robert Frost right now and I got a child’s biography about him after reading :
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

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

The Biographer (more eloquently written, I’m sure) stated that Frost wrote this, after he came to this place by the woods and stopped & sobbed because he couldn’t afford presents for his family for Christmas.
The biographer said Frost mentioned this in an interview once (and his daughter agreed with the story)
It broke our hearts …….
My kids will never forget this poem! 
Christina P.B.

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.”
–Robert Frost

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