Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

“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”.– Robert Frost (1922)

In 2011, the winter solstice is December 22nd at 5:30 am UTC (11:30 pm in Chicago).  The winter solstice marks the day with the least daylight hours in the northern hemisphere or, as poet Robert Frost writes, “(t)he darkest evening of the year”.

As a child, I did not catch that the event described in the writing took place on the winter solstice.  I wonder what else I miss.

The video has Robert Frost reading his poem.  The link below takes you to a copy of the written poem.


About Christopher Hessenflow

Christopher Hessenflow is a financial planner in the Chicago area. He works with all sorts of people who are much more interesting than he is. He enjoys his career which lends him time to think and, sometimes, be creative. Chip was born bald.
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