Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''A girl could only see
    That a flower had marred a man,
    But what she could not see
    Was that the flower might be
    Other than base and fetid:''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Subverted Flower (l. 48-52). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
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  • ''But all he did was spread the room
    Of our enacting out the doom
    Of being in each other's way,
    And so put off the weary day
    When we would have to put our mind
    On how to crowd but still be kind.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "America Is Hard to See."
  • ''Love has earth to which she clings....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Bond and Free."
  • ''I wish I could promise to lie in the night
    And think of an orchard's arboreal plight
    When slowly (and nobody comes with a light)
    Its heart sinks lower under the sod.
    But something has to be left to God.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Good-by and Keep Cold."
  • ''The maples
    Stood uniform in buckets, and the steam
    Of sap and snow rolled off the sugarhouse.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Maple."
  • ''They sat together halfway up a cliff
    In a small niche let into it, the girl
    Brightly, as if a star played on the place,
    Paul darkly, like her shadow.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Paul's Wife."
  • ''It was the words "descended into Hades"
    That seemed too pagan to our liberal youth.
    You know they suffered from a general onslaught.
    And well, if they weren't true why keep right on
    Saying them like the heathen? We could drop them.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Black Cottage."
  • ''For you, O tumultuous flowers,
    To go to waste and go wild in....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Last Mowing."
  • ''"... Someone said—'Come'MI heard it as I bowed."
    "I may have thought as much, but not aloud."
    "Well, so I came."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Telephone."
  • ''He wasn't off a mere degree;
    His reckoning was off a sea.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "America Is Hard to See."

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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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