Robert Frost

(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

The Trial By Existence


Even the bravest that are slain   Shall not dissemble their surprise On waking to find valor reign,   Even as on earth, in paradise; And where they sought without the sword   Wide fields of asphodel fore'er, To find that the utmost reward   Of daring should be still to dare.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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