Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''It comes down to a doubt about the wisdom
    Of having children after having had them,
    So there is nothing we can do about it
    But warn the children they perhaps should have none.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Masque of Reason."
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  • ''I'd like to get away from earth awhile
    And then come back to it and begin over.
    May no fate willfully misunderstand me
    And half grant what I wish and snatch me away
    Not to return. Earth's the right place for love:
    I don't know where it's likely to go better.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Birches (l. 48-53). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''Why make so much of fragmentary blue
    In here and there a bird, or butterfly,
    Or flower, or wearing-stone, or open eye,
    When heaven presents in sheets the solid hue?''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Fragmentary Blue."
  • ''Leaves and bark, leaves and bark,
    To lean against and hear in the dark.
    Petals I may have once pursued.
    Leaves are all my darker mood.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Leaves Compared with Flowers."
  • ''There is much in nature against us. But we forget:
    Take nature altogether since time began,
    Including human nature, in peace and war,
    And it must be a little more in favor of man....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Our Hold on the Planet."
  • ''Were they told they were free
    And persuaded to see
    Something in it for them?''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Bad Island Easter."
  • ''"... Estelle's run off."
    "Yes, what's it all about? When did she go?"
    "Two weeks since."
    "She's in earnest, it appears."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Housekeeper."
  • ''I wonder about the trees.
    Why do we wish to bear
    Forever the noise of these
    More than another noise
    So close to our dwelling place?''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Sound of Trees."
  • ''I had not taken the first step in knowledge;
    I had not learned to let go with the hands,
    As still I have not learned to with the heart....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Wild Grapes."
  • ''You're no feminist.
    You have it in for women, she believes.
    Kipling invokes You as Lord God of Hosts.
    She'd like to know how You would take a prayer
    That started off Lord God of Hostesses.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Masque of Reason."

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Best Poem of Robert Frost

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come ...

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Out, Out

The buzz-saw snarled and rattled in the yard
And made dust and dropped stove-length sticks of wood,
Sweet-scented stuff when the breeze drew across it.
And from there those that lifted eyes could count
Five mountain ranges one behind the other
Under the sunset far into Vermont.
And the saw snarled and rattled, snarled and rattled,
As it ran light, or had to bear a load.
And nothing happened: day was all but done.

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