Robert Frost

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

The Rose Family - Poem by Robert Frost

The rose is a rose,
And was always a rose.
But the theory now goes
That the apple's a rose,
And the pear is, and so's
The plum, I suppose.
The dear only knows
What will next prove a rose.
You, of course, are a rose -
But were always a rose.


Comments about The Rose Family by Robert Frost

  • (11/24/2016 7:48:00 PM)


    The Rose Family by Robert Frost.) **Like the rose is a symbol of beauty, every life is precious and unique. (Report) Reply

    22 person liked.
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  • Stephen Loomes (10/24/2016 6:48:00 AM)

    Anagram on Rose is Sore
    You, Robert are a bore
    And always a bore
    Your work is so raw
    Its words are a chore
    I wish it meant more
    And it wasn't a chore
    But a bore is a bore
    And will be evermore
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    Stephen Loomes Stephen Loomes (10/3/2017 8:12:00 PM)

    Frost the versifier is an excellent filter, defining those who admire his works as people who need to migrate to real poets, starting with Blake and even Emily Dickinson; he was a privileged person who knew how to write trite nursery rhymes for adults. It is amazing how the lowest common denominator floats to the top of popularity on this site.

    Afrooz Jafarinoor Afrooz Jafarinoor (10/3/2017 2:33:00 PM)

    Well Robert is not a bore really, but you are really funny.

  • Kelechi Evans (10/8/2016 7:50:00 PM)


    We cherish oneanother like rose (Report) Reply

  • (10/6/2016 9:45:00 PM)

    The Rose Family
    Fine imagery and smooth form in a delightful poem! Very visually engaging! (Report) Reply

  • (10/6/2016 9:42:00 PM)

    The Rose Family
    Wonderful imagery and an uplifting poem! In simple but visual form. (Report) Reply

  • Jake Memphis (3/31/2016 12:41:00 PM)


    This is so lovely, I love this poem. It's beast mode. (Report) Reply

  • Gobinda Sahoo (10/23/2015 7:54:00 PM)


    Now a days all say they are better. A milestone in in writing. (Report) Reply

  • (8/30/2015 2:24:00 PM)


    .....beautiful poem, ...and excellent tribute -★ (Report) Reply

  • Hadil Diaf (7/26/2015 1:08:00 PM)


    I'd give a thousand roses to award such a peom! (Report) Reply

  • Hadil Diaf (7/26/2015 1:08:00 PM)


    Lovely words, , i'll give a thousand roses to such a peom (Report) Reply

  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (5/14/2015 4:36:00 AM)


    Why are you so good at any words put together..
    Robert, oh my Robert, would you give me a rose
    (Report) Reply

  • Taylor Cox (12/16/2013 2:27:00 PM)


    I say the poem's about inner beauty, where everything is as beautiful as a rose on the inside. (Report) Reply

  • (2/12/2013 4:57:00 PM)


    Indeed, only Frost has such lightness of touch. He makes the rest of us seem heavy-handed. (Report) Reply

  • (10/23/2009 12:43:00 PM)


    one of my favourite poems by my favourite english-speaking poet. tho only one i know who could write such complicated things in such a simple way :) (Report) Reply

  • (12/15/2006 5:07:00 AM)


    Beautiful. Frost always captures my heart. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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