Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''Once they came on a maple in a glade,
    Standing alone with smooth arms lifted up,
    And every leaf of foliage she'd worn
    Laid scarlet and pale pink about her feet.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Maple."
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  • ''Birch boughs enough piled everywhere!
    All fresh and sound from the recent ax.
    Time someone came with cart and pair
    And got them off the wild flowers' backs.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Pea Brush."
  • ''For, dear me, why abandon a belief
    Merely because it ceases to be true.
    Cling to it long enough, and not a doubt
    It will turn true again, for so it goes.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Black Cottage."
  • ''But he sent her Good-by,
    And said to be good,
    And wear her red hood,
    And look for skunk tracks
    In the snow with an ax—
    And do everything!''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Last Word of a Bluebird (l. 15-20). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''Out alone in the winter rain,
    Intent on giving and taking pain.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Thatch."
  • ''He will be starting pretty late.
    He'll find that Asiatic state
    Is about tired of being looted
    While having its beliefs disputed.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "America Is Hard to See."
  • ''Between the house and barn the gale
    Got him by something he had on
    And blew him out on the icy crust
    That cased the world, and he was gone!''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Brown's Descent."
  • ''All those who try to go it sole alone,
    Too proud to be beholden for relief,
    Are absolutely sure to come to grief.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Haec Fabula Docet."
  • ''Your mother named you. You and she just saw
    Each other in passing in the room upstairs,
    One coming this way into life, and one
    Going the other out of life you know?''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Maple."
  • ''Small good to anything growing wild,
    They were crooking many a trillium
    That had budded before the boughs were piled
    And since it was coming up had to come.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Pea Brush."

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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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