The Dead Poets, a poetry-to-tunes band based in Asheville, NC, offer a free download of their never-before-released treatment of Robert Frost's, "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening."

Recorded in 1999 for their first album, this song wasn't included because of copyright concerns. However, on January 1st, 2019, this poem entered the public domain (source: Smithsonian.com). So, for the first time ever, enjoy this early recording by The Dead Poets. Feel free to share!

Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening
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Robert Frost
Photo credit: Library of Congress

Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening
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.

Note: This release is digital download only.