And Miles to Go Before I Sleep

In Robert Frost’s poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, he says, “My little horse must think it queer”, which is odd, but the horse is domesticated and it likes to do things that are in its routine, so it feels strange when they stop at a place where they normally wouldn’t.  I became a fan of this poem after watching the 1977 Charles Bronson War/Spy movie Telefon.  Today Eugenia explained Golden Shovel Poetry which was created by Terrance Hayes and she wrote about the Robert Frost poem Acquainted with the NightI will give this a try with the line that makes up the title of my post, thus I will write a seven-line poem with line one ending with the word “And” and this will continue till the last line of my poem which will end with the word “Sleep”.  My apologies in advance for my poem not making much sense.

Can I end a sentence with the word and?
If I can will this help me to see for miles and miles.
In the English language, it is permissible to end a sentence with the preposition to.
They begged me not to go.
I heard these words before.
When I am talking about myself, I use the word I.
I had a nightmare when I went to sleep.

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.

Written for Eugenia Hoffman’s Go Dog Go Café Prompt of Golden Shovel Poetry, where you take a line (or lines) from a poem you admire and use each word in the line (or lines) as an end word in your poem.  The new poem does not have to be about the same subject as the poem that offers the end words.

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