Some beautiful music for the winter solstice

Randall Thompson‘s hauntingly beautiful choral setting of a poem 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.

2 Responses to Some beautiful music for the winter solstice

  1. Reblogged this on saywhatumean2say and commented:
    Well tonight in my little burg, although not snowing as it NEVER snows where I live, it does feel like a Winter’s night and when the clouds separate as they will do in high winds the stars are breathtaking. So this reblog is just purrfect!

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