The bells jingle playfully indicating the horse’s inclination to leave the woods for good, which feels gloomy and solitary.
Since the horse can’t speak his mind, the narrator chooses to.
The narrator is hinting at the immense darkness awaiting him.
In the woods, night-time can be extremely distressing for the weary traveler miles away from home.
The poet later on skips the identity, in order to move along the imperative aspect of the poem.
The poet points at the presence of civilization nearby with the words ‘house’ and ‘village’.
After pulling off an all-nighter on his poem ‘New Hampshire’, he stepped outside in wee hours of the morning and had a sudden inspiration for the poem. Ring, rhyme and reason flows systematically throughout the poem. Rubaiyat is a Persian term for ‘quatrain’, denoting four-lined stanza.
A love for nature, imagery and personification are found recurrently. Readers and children alike have taken a liking to this naturalistic poem. The scheme of Rubaiyat stanza is as follows: is composed in iambic tetrameter, pioneered by Edward Fitzgerald.
Robert Frost aka ‘nature boy’ penned down this lovely poem in 1922, subsequently published with his long poem, ‘New Hampshire’.
Growing up in San Francisco and New Hampshire, Robert Frost wrote poems transcended age and time, pushing the reader into a vortex.