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[Nov. 7th, 2007|10:34 am]
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Since some of you are getting snow all ready... *shudder* Here's some Robert Frost.

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


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQDjynOzgCk&e

And some cool stop animation. It's an ad, but you don't find out 'till the end so it doesn't bother me.
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[User Picture]From: ladyofshadow
2007-11-07 04:52 pm (UTC)
...isn't that poem about Death??? LOL!! I think it might be..*struggles to remember studying it in her English classes*

I love that poem regardless. *glares at snow outside*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-07 05:05 pm (UTC)
I think there's a lot of interpretations? I'm not sure on the official one. If you find it let me know? :) I've just always been fond of the poem.
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[User Picture]From: ladyofshadow
2007-11-07 05:13 pm (UTC)
I just may dig out my old poetry books, lol. I love Robert Frost. ^___^
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-07 05:14 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Would you mind posting your findings? You got me all interested now. ;)
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[User Picture]From: ebourland
2007-11-07 10:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, death. But in a sweet way. =)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-07 11:00 pm (UTC)
hehe. So did Robert Frost say it was a poem about death, or has it just been interpreted that way?
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[User Picture]From: ebourland
2007-11-07 11:38 pm (UTC)
I should not speak so definitively, huh? Since I did not write the poem.

But I think the poem does fit perfectly the idea of death.

In the context of death the line "But I have promises to keep" is especially moving.

It's tempting to take this poem at face value -- that it's only about a reflective moment paused in the winter woods with an impatient horse. But I always thought Frost intended a lot more.

This is my two cents. I don't know what the academics say. I never paid attention in school. =)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-08 12:21 am (UTC)
I was just curious. :)
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[User Picture]From: tabkatta
2007-11-07 05:00 pm (UTC)
This is one of my favorite poems. <3 I love poetry, yay. :3
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-07 05:07 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad! I've been fond of it for awhile too, and one of your fellow randomposters had put it on her journal, and so I thought it would be a good one to lift, and share with the group.
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[User Picture]From: theroyalcrymson
2007-11-07 05:27 pm (UTC)
i hate snowwwww =[ we keep getting flurries and it's annoying
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-07 05:30 pm (UTC)
It can be really scary!! The driving especially. I hope everyone stays safe.
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[User Picture]From: beatle9
2007-11-07 09:39 pm (UTC)
Yay for November :) I hope it actually gets cold back east (as it doesn't really get that cold in LA).

And that stop animation thing is awesome. It reminded me of Bunuel.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-07 09:40 pm (UTC)
I think it might be a cold winter. I don't know why I think so.. just a gut feeling.
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[User Picture]From: ebourland
2007-11-07 10:58 pm (UTC)
I love this poem. It's a very dark deathly poem but sweet.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-07 10:59 pm (UTC)
=)
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[User Picture]From: koupob
2007-11-07 10:59 pm (UTC)
I like this one. We studied it in senior english, and it has always stuck with me. I always imagined him wanting to go off and explore this guy's woods, and stopping to contemplate it, then realizing that the consequences from ignoring his responsibilities outweighed his desire to "go play." Or maybe that's just me projecting. :D I like exploring, and I'm a horrible procrastinator.

-Koupob
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-07 11:01 pm (UTC)
I'm the same way!!

When you studied it in class, what did your teacher say about the poem? Everyone's got me all academically interested now. ;)
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[User Picture]From: koupob
2007-11-08 04:11 am (UTC)
Actually, our teacher didn't do a whole lot of "telling." She was big on having us learn by discussion, so she would kind of guide it and just see what we came up with on our own. I honestly don't remember any of those details now, though, sorry!

-Koupob
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-08 06:30 pm (UTC)
I LOVE when teachers do that. :) When I teach that's how i'm going to do it. It's amazing to see where bouncing off of each others ideas will make you end up.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-08 12:23 am (UTC)
:) Live anywhere near where it'll fall?
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[User Picture]From: tainted_chick
2007-11-08 12:54 am (UTC)
My favourite poem of Frost's still has to be "The Road Not Taken". It's stuck with me since I studied it in gr.6, and I see it referenced everywhere, still.

:)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-08 01:21 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, that poem has been used at nearly every graduation ceremony I've been too, I think. ;) It's a good one though.
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[User Picture]From: billeyler
2007-11-08 04:36 am (UTC)
My partner Danny has heard us sing the TTBB choral version of the Frost poem 3 times in 5 years. He says its the most dreary, yawny song ever put to pen for a chorus...but our (now former) director LOVES Frostiana...so I sang it.

Ah, well.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-08 04:37 am (UTC)
You don't happen to have a link, do you? :) I'd love to hear it set to music. :)
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[User Picture]From: insectqueen
2007-11-08 07:07 am (UTC)
very much NOT about snow... *giggles*

very much about suicidal thoughts ... and how they ebb in some peoples' minds... and wash away like a tide... :)

I adore Frost AND this poem :)
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[User Picture]From: insectqueen
2007-11-08 07:11 am (UTC)
since I read the comments? I will respond to the "academic" bleh... :P

I was always told? that is was about someone thinking about taking their life... but then they have second thoughts "..miles to go before I sleep"... at least that was always how it was presented in every Frost book I have studying his stuff... bleh... for my minor in university :P

yay... comparative lit... :P and my LIS master's will go nicely with that fodder :P
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-08 06:32 pm (UTC)
Interesting! *nod*

Did Frost ever say that though? I guess that's my main curiosity.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-08 06:31 pm (UTC)
:) I like it too.

And did Frost ever say that's what it was about? I'm just always so curious about what authors would think of how things have been interpreted over the years.
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[User Picture]From: troubleinchina
2007-11-08 12:32 pm (UTC)
It was 32 degrees Celsius here today.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-08 06:33 pm (UTC)
How does that translate to Farenheit?
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[User Picture]From: troubleinchina
2007-11-08 10:38 pm (UTC)
Um... double it and then add something? (I think it's double it and then add 32, which I think makes it 96? It was hot.)

Today will be much cooler. *nodnod*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-08 11:54 pm (UTC)
YIKES!!! That is HOT!
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From: ex_theglaiv
2007-11-09 10:13 pm (UTC)
Yep. Round about that here too. No snow. None at all. It's going to be a very hot Xmas in this direction.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-10 12:31 am (UTC)
So it seems! :)
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[User Picture]From: slashxqueen
2007-11-11 06:27 am (UTC)

Lol

ummm... yes I definitely think that song is about death lol. But It's still good. lol
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-11 06:28 am (UTC)

Re: Lol

:) I didn't realize it was a song, I always thought it was just a poem.
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