In the poem it describes a man apple picking. It says "My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree toward heaven still and there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill". The man is picking apples and filling the barrel but no all the way.
I´m so tired can I please just stop apple picking
In the poem it says how the man is on the essence of winter sleep. This is the thought that comes to you.
I feel so drowsy looking through the sheet of ice in the early morning.
In the poem it says the ladder is swaying. Its more likely refurring to the exaustion the man is feeling and how the thoughts are haunting him.
I feel sleeping coming on...
The literal meaning is how the man has been working and wants to stop apple picking.
Literally the man i speaking it gives you the idea of him looking through a window of ice. Its actually him feeling sad and drowsy because of how tired he is and him dreading the work.
The figurtive meaning is how tired the man is and how the winter sleep is coming on.