The Rose Family Poem by Robert Frost

The Rose Family

Rating: 3.6

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.


Beautiful. Frost always captures my heart.

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Ekaterina Zimina 23 October 2009

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 :)

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Stephen W 12 February 2013

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

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Taylor Cox 16 December 2013

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

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Walterrean Salley 24 November 2016

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

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Shirley Harrison 29 March 2024

And a frost rose was he. 🌹

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Ashok Panda 02 February 2024

Replace 'rose' with Absolute Consciousness and it explains the Vedanta view that by whatever name and form we may define the manifestation it is yet the same Absolute Reality.

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Tom Allport 13 January 2024

Wonderful sentiment

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Maggie Chase 09 November 2022

Cool poem, Robert.

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jack usechek 01 November 2022

i just had the worst breakup of my life, she had depression and couldn't sustain our relationship, so she went, and i miss her so much.

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Robert Frost

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