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

  • Ojok Isaac (8/9/2018 11:09:00 AM)


    The rose is a rose,
    And was always a rose
    Nice Poem...10+++++
    (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (6/18/2018 9:28:00 AM)


    Very nice poem (Report) Reply

  • (6/15/2018 1:41:00 AM)


    Nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Jez Brul (6/14/2018 6:40:00 PM)


    Magnificent! 👍👍👍👍👍 (Report) Reply

  • (6/8/2018 12:12:00 PM)


    Love this and so does my family (Report) Reply

  • (5/29/2018 7:04:00 AM)


    very nice (Report) Reply

  • (5/27/2018 9:22:00 AM)


    nice poem.I like the repetition it has. (Report) Reply

  • (4/25/2018 2:19:00 PM)


    Where in the world is the word 'pear' pronounced 'peer' rather than 'pare'? (Report) Reply

  • Erasmus Of Rivenfjord (3/28/2018 10:06:00 PM)


    The plum. What a metaphor (Report) Reply

  • (3/9/2018 9:46:00 AM)


    I cant understand this (Report) Reply

    (3/10/2018 4:53:00 AM)

    Beauty is beauty no matter what, the rose is beautiful for what it is, not its smell or texture or any other specific characteristics. Roses have several different colors and each color represents something, red - love, energy; white - fresh, perfection; pink - best condition/degree, compassion; yellow - smart.

  • (3/6/2018 5:35:00 PM)


    love your poem i write poems too but your's is better than mine. (Report) Reply

  • (2/23/2018 10:13:00 AM)


    why did he wright this? (Report) Reply

    (3/10/2018 4:55:00 AM)

    he wants to talk about beauty in its diffrent shapes and colors.
    Beauty is beauty no matter what, the rose is beautiful for what it is, not its smell or texture or any other specific characteristics. Roses have several different colors and each color represents something, red - love, energy; white - fresh, perfection; pink - best condition/degree, compassion; yellow - smart.

  • (2/8/2018 6:41:00 AM)


    Very nicely written poem by Robert Frost (Report) Reply

  • (12/29/2017 6:26:00 PM)


    Pusssssssssssssssssssssssss (Report) Reply

  • (12/19/2017 6:28:00 AM)


    nice poem about rose, i love this, (Report) Reply

  • Kshirod Kumar Dehury (12/2/2017 12:09:00 AM)


    nice poem, this is so lovely, and lovely words, i love this poem, Thanksgiving for sharing. (Report) Reply

    (12/19/2017 6:31:00 AM)

    nice poem about rose, i love this

  • (11/20/2017 10:49:00 AM)


    PLUUUUUUUURRRRRRB GTUYGFYUYJHFVUYFGVYG (Report) Reply

  • (11/13/2017 2:04:00 PM)


    Great lovely remarkable (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • 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
    (Report) Reply

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

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

Read all 38 comments »

User Rating:
3,5 / 5 ( 114 votes ) 33



Read this poem in other languages

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: rose, family



Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
[Report Error]