Monday, April 27, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
FYI: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, in 1807. He was a commanding figure in the cultural life of early Americans and became a national literary figure by the 1850s, and a world- famous personality by the time of his death in 1882.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
and the woods no longer covered with snow....
"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"
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.