Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''Once we began to see our images
    Reflected in the mud and even dust,
    'Twas disillusion upon disillusion.
    We were lost piecemeal to the animals,
    Like people thrown out to delay the wolves.
    Nothing but fallibility was left us....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The White-Tailed Hornet."
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  • ''"Safe!
    Now let the night be dark for all of me.
    Let the night be too dark for me to see
    Into the future. Let what will be, be."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Acceptance."
  • ''What kept him from remembering what it was
    That brought him to that creaking room was age.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. An Old Man's Winter Night (l. 6-7). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''We're too unseparate. And going home
    From company means coming to our senses.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Build Soil."
  • ''"... A nation has to take its natural course
    Of Progress round and round in circles
    From King to Mob to King to Mob to King
    Until the eddy of it eddies out."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "How Hard It Is to Keep From Being King When It's in You and in the Situation."
  • ''My Sorrow, when she's here with me,
    Thinks these dark days of autumn rain
    Are beautiful as days can be;
    She loves the bare, the withered tree;
    She walks the sodden pasture lane.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. My November Guest.
  • ''Slave to a springtime passion for the earth.
    How Love burns through the Putting in the Seed
    On through the watching for that early birth
    When, just as the soil tarnishes with weed,
    The sturdy seedling with arched body comes
    Shouldering its way and shedding the earth crumbs.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Putting in the Seed."
  • ''He never did a thing so very bad.
    He don't know why he isn't quite as good
    As anyone. Worthless though he is,
    He won't be made ashamed to please his brother."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Death of the Hired Man (l. 148-151). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''A town debars
    Much notice of what's going on in stars.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Literate Farmer and the Planet Venus."
  • ''Won't this whole instinct matter bear revision?
    Won't almost any theory bear revision?
    To err is human, not to, animal.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The White-Tailed Hornet."

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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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A Time To Talk

When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don't stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven't hoed,
And shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall

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