Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''He writes free verse, I'm told, and he is thought
    To be the author of the Seven Freedoms:
    Free Will, Trade, Verse, Thought, Love, Speech, Coinage.''
    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."
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  • ''He would declare and could himself believe
    That the birds there in all the garden round
    From having heard the daylong voice of Eve
    Had added to their own an oversound,
    Her tone of meaning but without the words.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Never Again Would Birds' Song Be the Same (l. 1-5). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''The winter owl banked just in time to pass
    And save herself from breaking window glass.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Questioning Faces."
  • ''I sympathize, I know just how it feels
    To think of the right thing to say too late.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Death of the Hired Man (l. 78-79). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''So at a knock
    I emptied my cage
    To hide in the world
    And alter with age.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Lockless Door."
  • ''I have been one no dwelling could contain
    When there was rain....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Wind and the Rain."
  • ''A breeze discovered my open book
    And began to flutter the leaves to look
    For a poem there used to be on Spring.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Cloud Shadow."
  • ''He slapped his breast to verify his purse
    And hugged himself for all his universe.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Any Size We Please."
  • ''"... There, there,
    What you complain of, all the nations share.
    Their effort is a mounting ecstasy
    That when it gets too exquisite to bear
    Will find relief in one burst. You shall see.
    That's what a certain bomb was sent to be."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Bursting Rapture."
  • ''I looked on it as a Carnegie grant
    For him to make a poet of himself on
    If such a thing is possible with money.''
    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."

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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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