My good literature find this week was an illustrated version of Robert Frost’s poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowing Evening”. I have always loved the poem. This children’s book illustrated by Susan Jeffers will have your child loving one of America’s greatest poets from a young age. Susan Jeffers’ beautiful pictures made me appreciate one of my favorite poems even more. The illustrator’s pictures interpret the poem in a way that will have you and your child smiling and laughing. It will be one of my favorite coffee table books from now on!
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 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.
It snowed yesterday for most of the day here in Virginia. I stopped by the woods on this snowing evening. I too wanted to stay, but like Mr. Frost, I had promises to keep!