Frost’s Woods

One way to make paintings more poetic is to go directly to the source:  the poem. Using poetry as inspiration for a specific painting is not a new idea. The Romantic poets inspired hundreds of paintings in their time. I am currently doing a series of studies based on Robert Frost poems.  At some point I will take the best and create larger paintings.  The painting below is from my imagination and inspired by Frost’s poem  “Stopping by The Woods on a Snowing Evening.”   Visit The Poetry Foundation website for more inspiration!  -Eden

Frost's Woods

Frost’s Woods


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.

8 thoughts on “Frost’s Woods

  1. I’ve always loved the poems of Robert Frost and especially Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening. Your painting is a beautiful representation and brings it alive!


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