Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''They mean to tell us all was rolling blind
    Till accidentally it hit on mind''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Accidentally on Purpose."
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  • ''One aged man—one man—can't keep a house,
    A farm, a countryside, or if he can,
    It's thus he does it of a winter night.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. An Old Man's Winter Night (l. 26-28). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''Just so before we're international,
    We're national and act as nationals.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Build Soil."
  • ''I write real verse in numbers, as they say.
    I'm talking not free verse but blank verse now.''
    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."
  • ''Not yesterday I learned to know
    The love of bare November days
    Before the coming of the snow....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "My November Guest."
  • '''twas by making sweetbreads do
    I passed with such a high I.Q.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Quandary."
  • ''Mary sat musing on the lamp-flame at the table
    Waiting for Warren.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Death of the Hired Man (l. 1-2). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''Give us a good cheap twenty-four-hour day,
    No part of which we'd have to waste, I say,
    And who knows where we can't get! Wasting time
    In sleep or slowness is the deadly crime.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Literate Farmer and the Planet Venus."
  • ''The white-tailed hornet lives in a balloon
    That floats against the ceiling of the woodshed.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The White-Tailed Hornet."
  • ''And yet for all this help of head and brain
    How happily instinctive we remain,
    Our best guide upward further to the light,
    Passionate preference such as love at sight.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Accidentally on Purpose."

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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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