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.

Does the narrator really consider staying in the woods (maybe pass away?), or was it a just moment of melancholy? If the narrator really did seriously consider walking away into the woods, as I put it, he must be a selfless person, because he didn't do it in the end. He had "promises to keep", so he thought of others. But I'm still trying to understand what he meant. What are your ideas?

Source: reddit post


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