Poetry is honey for the soul (4) – Robert Frost (and Phillip)

Poetry is honey for the soul

Phillip invites us to discover or re-discover the apparent simplicity and clarity of his favourite poet Robert Frost. Silence is best (although this reminds me of Schubert) but there is a lot to think.


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 sounds 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.



Illustration by Eric Ravilious




Phillip has no blog but works a lot on Facebook on his page but also on several groups, artistic, historic, about women and their history, about photography. He is well-known and sows joy and pleasure wherever he goes. Ah! One last word: he is a great cat lover and his photos of his favourite friends are always here to comfort his human friends.

Phillip has helped me through difficult patches with a quote, a painting, a little something I have found on my Facebook page when I opened it. I know he does the same with all his friends but will almost grumble if mentioned…

3 thoughts on “Poetry is honey for the soul (4) – Robert Frost (and Phillip)

    1. Thank you. There was (again) discussions behind the scenes about the illustration. I gave Phillip a choice but while reading the poem I had thought about this woodcut by Eric Ravilious. I told him nothing but he said: “that’s the one!”.
      Isn’t it odd how we match paintings (like you) or music (like Olga and Dowland) with words that have nothing really in common at first sight? I marvel at art every day.

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