Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''In spring more mortal singers than belong
    To any one place cover us with song.
    Thrush, bluebird, blackbird, sparrow, and robin throng....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Our Singing Strength."
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  • ''The world has room to make a bear feel free;
    The universe seems cramped to you and me.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Bear."
  • ''"It's you," she said. "I can't get up. Forgive me
    Not answering your knock. I can no more
    Let people in than I can keep them out.
    I'm getting too old for my size, I tell them...."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Housekeeper."
  • ''Till having failed at hugger-mugger farming
    He burned his house down for the fire insurance
    And spent the proceeds on a telescope
    To satisfy a lifelong curiosity
    About our place among the infinities.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Star-Splitter."
  • ''Lovers, forget your love,
    And list to the love of these,
    She a window flower,
    And he a winter breeze.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Wind and Window Flower."
  • ''We don't know where we are, or who we are.
    We don't know one another; don't know You;
    Don't know what time it is. We don't know, don't we?''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Masque of Reason."
  • ''Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb,
    Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum
    In the cavernous pail of the first one to come!''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Blueberries."
  • ''Spades take up leaves
    No better than spoons,
    And bags full of leaves
    Are light as balloons.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Gathering Leaves."
  • ''The west was getting out of gold,
    The breath of air had died of cold....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Looking for a Sunset Bird in Winter."
  • ''Well, something for a snowstorm to have shown
    The country's singing strength thus brought together,
    That though repressed and moody with the weather
    Was nonetheless there ready to be freed
    And sing the wild flowers up from root and seed.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Our Singing Strength."

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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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After Apple Picking

My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree
Toward heaven still.
And there's a barrel that I didn't fill
Beside it, and there may be two or three
Apples I didn't pick upon some bough.
But I am done with apple-picking now.
Essence of winter sleep is on the night,
The scent of apples; I am drowsing off.
I cannot shake the shimmer from my sight

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