“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.