...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*
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.
I just may dig out my old poetry books, lol. I love Robert Frost. ^___^
Awesome! Would you mind posting your findings? You got me all interested now. ;)
Yeah, death. But in a sweet way. =)
hehe. So did Robert Frost say it was a poem about death, or has it just been interpreted that way?
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. =)
This is one of my favorite poems. <3 I love poetry, yay. :3
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.
i hate snowwwww =[ we keep getting flurries and it's annoying
It can be really scary!! The driving especially. I hope everyone stays safe.
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.
I think it might be a cold winter. I don't know why I think so.. just a gut feeling.
I love this poem. It's a very dark deathly poem but sweet.
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.
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. ;)
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!
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.
:) Live anywhere near where it'll fall?
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.
Oh yeah, that poem has been used at nearly every graduation ceremony I've been too, I think. ;) It's a good one though.
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.
You don't happen to have a link, do you? :) I'd love to hear it set to music. :)
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 :)
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
Did Frost ever say that though? I guess that's my main curiosity.
:) 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.
It was 32 degrees Celsius here today.
How does that translate to Farenheit?
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*
Yep. Round about that here too. No snow. None at all. It's going to be a very hot Xmas in this direction.
ummm... yes I definitely think that song is about death lol. But It's still good. lol
:) I didn't realize it was a song, I always thought it was just a poem.