Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''Where my imaginary line
    Bends square in woods, an iron spine
    And pile of real rocks have been founded.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Beech."
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  • ''Courage is in the air in bracing whiffs
    Better than all the stalemate an's and ifs.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration."
  • ''Spirit enters flesh
    And for all it's worth
    Charges into earth
    In birth after birth
    Ever fresh and fresh.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Kitty Hawk."
  • ''You linger your little hour and are gone,
    And still the woods sweep leafily on....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "On Going Unnoticed."
  • ''For every parcel I stoop down to seize
    I lose some other off my arms and knees,
    And the whole pile is slipping, bottles, buns ...''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Armful."
  • ''One ought not to have to care
    So much as you and I
    Care when the birds come round the house
    To seem to say good-by;''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Hill Wife (l. 1-4). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''"I wanted there should be some there next year."
    "Of course you did. You left the rest for seed,
    And for the backwoods woodchuck. You're the girl!
    A Ram's Horn orchid seedpod for a woodchuck
    Sounds something like. Better than farmer's beans
    To a discriminating appetite...."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Self-Seeker."
  • ''Some say existence like a Pirouot
    And Pirouette, forever in one place,
    Stands still and dances, but it runs away;
    It seriously, sadly, runs away
    To fill the abyss's void with emptiness.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. West-running Brook (l. 50-54). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''You mean about success,
    And how by its own logic it concentrates
    All wealth and power in too few hands?''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Masque of Mercy."
  • ''Thus truth's established and borne out,
    Though circumstanced with dark and doubt—
    Though by a world of doubt surrounded.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Beech."

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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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