Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''We reflected
    If one by one we counted people out
    For the least sin, it wouldn't take us long
    To get so we had no one left to live with,
    For to be social is to be forgiving.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Star-Splitter."
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  • ''It's God.
    I'd know Him by Blake's picture anywhere.
    Now what's He doing?''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Masque of Reason."
  • ''We took one look round,
    Then sank out of sight like trolls underground....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Blueberries."
  • ''They are tireless folk, but slow and sad
    Though two, close-keeping, are lass and lad
    With none among them that ever sings....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Ghost House."
  • ''But whether or not a man was asked
    To mar the love of two
    By harboring woe in the bridal house,
    The bridegroom wished he knew.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Love and a Question."
  • ''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.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Out, Out (l. 1-3). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''"There are bees in this wall." He struck the clapboards,
    Fierce heads looked out; small bodies pivoted.
    We rose to go. Sunset blazed on the windows.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Black Cottage."
  • ''TAKE CARE TO SELL YOUR HORSE BEFORE HE DIES
    THE ART OF LIFE IS PASSING LOSSES ON.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Ingenuities of Debt."
  • ''Wind goes from farm to farm in wave on wave,
    But carries no cry of what is hoped to be.
    There may be little or much beyond the grave,
    But the strong are saying nothing until they see.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Strong Are Saying Nothing."
  • ''I had to prosper good and punish evil.
    You changed all that. You set me free to reign.
    You are the Emancipator of your God,
    And as such I promote you to a saint.''
    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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