But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep...

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One of my favorites currently in my mind as I work on projects and promises. Enjoy.
Thank you to all.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening


BY ROBERT FROST
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.

Robert Frost, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” from The Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1923, © 1969 by Henry Holt and Company, Inc., renewed 1951, by Robert Frost. Reprinted with the permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC.
Source: Collected Poems, Prose, & Plays (Library of America, 1995)

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💯 awesome!

So glad I decided to check on you because I stumbled on this poem by the great Frost! Hope you and yours are doing lovely! Hope to see you on here soon again :)

Did you hear me, Butterfly? Miles to go, before you sleep