One of my goals for the New Year is to read more poetry…
Certainly our new Lectionary Poetry project will help with that, but we also will try to feature other sorts of poems here. Below you’ll find seven classic January poems — many of which are available in FREE ebooks! Mary Oliver, W.S. Merwin, Denise Levertov, Emily Dickinson, MORE
Stopping by Woods
on a Snowy Evening
Found in the book
(Available as FREE Ebook on the page linked above)
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
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.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com