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Miles to go before I sleep …

Robert Frost, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front (Source: Wikipedia)

In the days following the death of PM Jawaharlal Nehru, his daughter, Indira, chanced upon a small notepad in his bedside table in which he had scrawled the following lines in his own shaky hand:

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.

This is the last stanza of the famous poem by Robert Frost entitled, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.

This discovery made it into the media and created a mild flutter with editorials interpreting these lines to indicate that Nehru believed that he still had a lot of work ahead of him.

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