There is a poem that comes to mind many times to me. We studied it in college and discussed the possible meanings of the words. We also compared it to experiences in our own lives.
I remember working full time my first year of teaching while working part time at another job. Add to all of that a few college classes and I felt that poem weigh on my heart.
All of my goals seemed a lifetime away.
Eventually, I quit the part time job finally convincing myself I would make it as a teacher.
On the steps of my last college class, I cried as I held a copy of my final paper.
Life was finally giving me a chance to exhale.
Now I sit on my couch. The kids are finally in bed after the last of goodnights. My eyes are closing and there is a pile of work I have brought home. Our kitchen still needs to be cleaned up from dinnertime. I am already wondering what to make tomorrow. The weight of the week has just begun.
And I feel it all over again as the words from the poem play out in my head.
As we all know life can get VERY chaotic! This is day 14 of the November daily blogging challenge. Thank you for taking a break in your day to read this blog post. The poem I am referring to is below. What does this poem mean to you? Share in the comments!
Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
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’s 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’s 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.