I would fly far away to the quiet of the wilderness.” Psalm 55:6,7
- Have you ever experienced something this profound and beautiful in nature? Where? How long ago? Did you seek it out, or did it “just happen” like in this poem?
- Is it the horse or the driver that “thinks it’s queer” to stop near these dark woods? Is there “some mistake?” How often do you find yourself unable to stop and really experience something special because you have “miles to go before [you] sleep?”
- As the speaker hurries on to keep his promises, what are we to imagine he is feeling? What is the take-away message of the poem?
- The horse “gives his harness bells a shake”, and the driver moves on. What does it take to convince you to move on and attend to business when you’re experiencing some kind of transcendence? What does your answer say about you?
For More: Poetry: A Pocket Anthology by R. S. Gwynn
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