Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''One sickness of the body and the soul.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Build Soil."
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  • ''The problem for the King is just how strict
    The lack of liberty, the squeeze of the law
    And discipline should be in school and state....''
    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."
  • ''They cannot look out far.
    They cannot look in deep.
    But when was that ever a
    To any watch they keep?''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Neither Out Far nor In Deep (l. 13-16). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''Never have I been sad or glad
    That there was such a thing as bad.
    There had to be, I understood,
    For there to have been any good.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Quandary."
  • ''He bundles every forkful in its place,
    And tags and numbers it for future reference,
    So he can find and easily dislodge it
    In the unloading. Silas does that well.
    He takes it out in bunches like birds' nests.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Death of the Hired Man (l. 91-95). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''"... Ain't it a caution to us not to fix
    No limits to what rose in rubbing sticks
    On fire to scare away the pterodix
    When man first lived in caves along the creeks?"
    "Marvelous world in nineteen-twenty-six."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Literate Farmer and the Planet Venus."
  • ''I sang of death but had I known
    The many deaths one must have died
    Before he came to meet his own!''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Wind and the Rain."
  • ''I see the callus on his sole,
    The disappearing last of him
    And of his race starvation slim,
    Oh, years ago—ten thousand years.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Cliff Dwelling."
  • ''No, in your rural letter box
    I leave this note without a stamp
    To tell you it was just a tramp
    Who used your pasture for a camp.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "An Unstamped Letter in Our Rural Letter Box."
  • ''Any gain
    Was made by getting science on the brain;
    There was so much more every day to learn....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Bursting Rapture."

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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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