My Cart 
Login 

Welcome to Your Daily Poem!

This site exists for one purpose only: to help dispel the ugly myth that poetry is boring. Granted, a lot of poetry is boring, but you won't find it here. At Your Daily Poem, you'll find poetry that is touching, funny, provocative, inspiring, and surprising. It may punch you in the gut, it may bring tears to your eyes, it may make you laugh out loud, but it most assuredly will not bore you.

Poetry on YDP--by poets living and long dead, famous to completely unknown--is specially selected for accessibility and appeal. If you enjoy the site, please pass it along; there's a "Share" button below to make that easy. And if you'd like to add a bit of poetry to your life on a regular basis, use the "Subscribe" button at the left and we'll deliver a poem directly to your mailbox daily, every Monday, or once a month.

You're encouraged to comment on any of the poems you see featured here; a simple registration process will allow you to do that. Registering will also allow you to participate and comment at the YDP Open Mic, where you can share your own poetry and get helpful feedback. Please bear in mind that Your Daily Poem attracts readers of all ages and mindsets; comments that are crude, insensitive, or inflammatory are unwelcome and will be removed.

Thanks so much for visiting. Content here is updated daily, so come back often or, better yet, become part of the YDP family and enjoy private commentary shared only with subscribers.

Remember: a poem a day keeps the doldrums away!




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.

This poem is in the public domain.

 

Robert Frost (1874-1963) was born in San Francisco, but moved to Massachusetts with his family after his father's death in 1885 and, ultimately, lived in a number of homes and farms throughout New England. Though he attended several prestigious colleges and universities, he never graduated from any of them. Nonetheless, Robert spent most of his adult life teaching, receiving more than forty honorary degrees, along with four Pulitzer Prizes. Robert's interest in poetry started early; he published his first poem while in high school, sold his first poem at twenty, and by the age of forty, was one of America's best known and best loved poets. Rural life is a consistent theme in Robert's poetry, as is simplistic language that is pleasing to the ear; he felt strongly that poetry was best appreciated when read aloud.

 



Post New Comment:
paradea:
Robert Frost was a genius poet...so many poems that touch the heart and soul. I have always loved this one and have recited it more times than I can count.
Posted 12/21/2014 10:49 AM
plgoodman:
Bravo Jayne. Perfect choice for the shortest day of the year. Winter by Robert Frost. What could be better?
Posted 12/21/2014 10:10 AM
Sherry:
One of my all-time favorite poems!!! Thank you Jayne, and thank you Robert Frost.
Posted 12/21/2014 08:48 AM
Jean :D:
My mother read bedtime stories to my sister & I but they were always poems. I have loved this poem from little on.
Posted 12/21/2014 08:39 AM
rhonasheridan:
Once - in the dark and distant past- I was lucky enough to go to a poetry reading by Robert Frost. It was quite wonderful. He not only writes lovely poetry - he is charming.A lovely memory.
Posted 12/21/2014 01:43 AM
KevinArnold:
What can one say except "Let me read this again?" The absentee meadow owner, the prescient horse, the willful narrator, the final repetition, the words that beg to be read again.
Posted 12/21/2014 12:02 AM
Contents of this web site and all original text and images therein are copyright © by Your Daily Poem. All rights reserved.
The material on this site may not be copied, reproduced, downloaded, distributed, transmitted, stored, altered, adapted,
or otherwise used in any way without the express written permission of the owner.