28 May 2009

More Poetry: Robert Frost

Excerpt from the poem "Stopping by woods on a snowy evening":

"The woods are lovely, dark, and deep.
But I have a promise to keep.
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep"

Robert Frost, 1874-1963

(my photo)


  1. Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening by Robert Frost is a famous poem known throughout many english speaking countries. In interpreting the sonnets, it seems to me that he is referring to life when he uses the word 'woods' and death when he uses the workd 'sleep'. Perhaps it is for that reason that it has been so successful in crossing international borders. It seems to be a common identification amongst the species. All that the poem contains in its small structure is exactly as he described, 'lovely, dark, and deep'.

  2. I think the promise is a promise to yourself. Maybe something you have to do or carry out.

  3. From what I learned throughout my journey is that the promise is to be oneself. To thyself be true. However, it was only after some years that I was able to being to uncover the true me, who I really am. Just like the experience of my analysis, my personal journey is lovely, dark, and deep. I can add some other adjcetives such as wonderful, mysterious, and profound!!

  4. I think Helaine interprets the poem beautifully.
    I'm Portuguese myself but my mother is English and the poem Clara posted has been one of her favourites for long.
    Your blog is very nice and my mother says she'll definitely learn how to place a comment. Keep the good work! I believe Clara and Helaine are in some way linked to a psychotherapeutic clinic in Lisbon for the English speaking people that live here. I'm sure it will be a sucess!

  5. João,
    Thank you for your comments and well wishes. I hope to see you blogging more often!



Our favourite blogs: psychology, new technologies, politics, economics, literature, poetry, photos,