Robert Frost
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (1923)

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Whose woods these are I think I know.

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His house is in the village though;

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He will not see me stopping here

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To watch his woods fill up with snow.

   

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My little horse must think it queer

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To stop without a farmhouse near

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Between the woods and frozen lake

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The darkest evening of the year.

   

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He gives his harness bells a shake

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To ask if there is some mistake.

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The only other sound's the sweep

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Of easy wind and downy flake.

   

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The woods are lovely, dark and deep.

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But I have promises to keep,

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And miles to go before I sleep,

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And miles to go before I sleep.