Poetry: Robert Frost
Audio/Visual Work: Society of Classical Poets
Voice-Over: S.A. Todd
Photo: “Yellow Forest” by Eflon (used under creative Commons License CC BY 2.0); photo of Albert Bierstadt’s painting “A Rest on the Ride” (public domain)
Music: (1) “Just Chill” by Ahjay Stelino (Mixkit Free License); (2) excerpt from Mozart’s Piano Sonata in A-major (KV331) by Victoria — used with permission



S.A. Todd lives in the North-East of England, and fell in love with Tennyson as a child, igniting a love of classical poetry in him which persists to this day. A volume of his collected works—‘Deeds And Abstracts – A Poetry Collection’—is available on Amazon.

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8 Responses

  1. C.B. Anderson

    Robert Frost himself could not have read this poem any better, and that has made all the difference.

  2. Yael

    That’s a beautiful presentation. I love the poem, the pictures, the reading and the music together and the fact that it’s so short and to the point. Altogether lovely!

  3. Susan Jarvis Bryant

    A beautiful poem given the benefit of a beautiful reading and a beautiful presentation. Perfect!

  4. Brian Yapko

    Frost is a personal favorite of mine so I found this to be a beautiful and rich experience. A truly enchanting marriage of poem, performance, visual and music!

  5. S.A.Todd

    Really enjoyed recording this, thanks to everyone for their kind comments.

    I’ve always found that doing the usual ‘prep work’ for recording pieces (ie. considering the appropriate pace, pitch, tone, timbre, breath pauses, even which accent works best) makes me appreciate the poem that much more.

    Reading a piece in your mind is a very different beast to performing it, much as climbing a mountain is a different kettle of fish to painting one.

    Looking forward to doing more! – Steve.

    PS. Should anyone feel so inclined, more of my past readings (both poetry and prose) can be found on my Youtube channel; just search for RamblingIdioms there.

    • Tamara Beryl Latham

      S.A. Todd, your reading is incomparable. The Frost poem comes alive in your poetic rendition. I love it. Keep up the excellent work. I will check out your Youtube channel. 🙂


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