Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''There is a call to life a little sterner,
    And braver for the earner, learner, yearner.
    Less criticism of the field and court
    And more preoccupation with the sport.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration."
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  • ''Anything we saw
    And thus fastened on
    With an epithet,
    We would see to yet
    We would want to touch,
    Not to mention clutch.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Kitty Hawk."
  • ''Still it wouldn't reward the watcher to stay awake
    In hopes of seeing the calm of heaven break
    On his particular time and personal sight.
    That calm seems certainly safe to last tonight.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "On Looking Up by Chance at the Constellations."
  • ''I had to drop the armful in the road
    And try to stack them in a better load.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Armful."
  • ''I wonder how far down the road he's got.
    He's watching from the woods as like as not.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Hill Wife, "III. The Smile."
  • ''Yours are no common feet.
    The lawyer don't know what it is he's buying:
    So many miles you might have walked you won't walk.
    You haven't run your forty orchids down.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Self-Seeker."
  • ''It must be the brook
    Can trust itself to go by contraries
    The way I can with you—and you with me—
    Because we're—we're—I don't know
    What we are.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. West-running Brook (l. 8-11). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''A darkness out of Asia that had crossed
    Old Attic grace and Spartan discipline
    With violence.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Masque of Mercy."
  • ''Where had I heard this wind before
    Change like this to a deeper roar?''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Bereft (l. 1-2). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''"New order of the ages" did we say?
    If it looks none too orderly today,
    'Tis a confusion it was ours to start
    So in it have to take courageous part.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration."

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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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Come In

As I came to the edge of the woods,
Thrush music -- hark!
Now if it was dusk outside,
Inside it was dark.

Too dark in the woods for a bird
By sleight of wing
To better its perch for the night,
Though it still could sing.

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