Frost's "Desert Places": A Severe Case of Seasonal Depression?

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At first I could not find a reason that Frost could have had for writing Desert Places other than his feeling depressed on a winter day...

But then I read through the poem again and noticed that there is a slight existential issue brought up when Frost writes, "Between stars- On stars where no human race is./ I have it in me so much nearer home/ To scare myself with my own desert places" (370, 13-15). Perhaps the stark, winter night he is observing is bringing up questions concerned with universal and/or even theological themes and when he talks about him being able to scare himself perfectly ON HIS OWN he is saying that he does not want to waste his time thinking about these matters when he has more pressing issues at hand on earth (at home) in his own life... but alas... we will never know for sure...

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