Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Tuesday 4 January 2011, 1.00am HKT
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost
Whose woods these are I think I know.
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The poem in pop culture
A line from Frost’s poem was used as a parol (a secret passphrase used by authorised persons) in the 1977 spy movie Telefon directed by Don Siegel and starred Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasance and Lee Remick. Fabulous. You don’t know what you’re missing if you haven’t seen Telefon.
This poem is one of my top 10 favourite poems, but strangely Frost is not one of my favourite poets, although I’ve nothing against him.
One of my all-time favourite poets include Edward Estlin Cummings (“e.e. cummings”) (1894-1962).