Robert Frost Quotes
''One sickness of the body and the soul.''Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Build Soil."
''The problem for the King is just how strictRobert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "How Hard It Is to Keep From Being King When It's in You and in the Situation."
The lack of liberty, the squeeze of the law
And discipline should be in school and state....''
''They cannot look out far.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.
They cannot look in deep.
But when was that ever a
To any watch they keep?''
''Never have I been sad or gladRobert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Quandary."
That there was such a thing as bad.
There had to be, I understood,
For there to have been any good.''
''He bundles every forkful in its place,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.
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.''
''"... Ain't it a caution to us not to fixRobert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Literate Farmer and the Planet Venus."
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."''
''I sang of death but had I knownRobert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Wind and the Rain."
The many deaths one must have died
Before he came to meet his own!''
''I see the callus on his sole,Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Cliff Dwelling."
The disappearing last of him
And of his race starvation slim,
Oh, years agoten thousand years.''
''No, in your rural letter boxRobert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "An Unstamped Letter in Our 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.''
''Any gainRobert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Bursting Rapture."
Was made by getting science on the brain;
There was so much more every day to learn....''
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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 ...
We make ourselves a place apart
Behind light words that tease and flout,
But oh, the agitated heart
Till someone find us really out.
'Tis pity if the case require
(Or so we say) that in the end
We speak the literal to inspire
The understanding of a friend.