Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''But whenever the roof came white
    The head in the dark below
    Was a shade less the color of night,
    A shade more the color of snow.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "They Were Welcome to Their Belief."
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  • ''One luminary clock against the sky
    Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.
    I have been one acquainted with the night.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Acquainted with the Night (l. 12-14). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
    And give us not to think so far away
    As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
    All simply in the springing of the year.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Prayer in Spring."
  • ''He asked if I would sell my Christmas trees;
    My woods the young fir balsams like a place
    Where houses all are churches and have spires.
    I hadn't thought of them as Christmas trees.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Christmas Trees."
  • ''We love the things we love for what they are.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Hyla Brook."
  • ''I met a traveler from Arkansas
    Who boasted of his state as beautiful
    For diamonds and apples.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "New Hampshire."
  • ''I'm not confused, I'm just well mixed.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. quoted in Wall Street Journal (New York, Aug. 5, 1969).
  • ''It was far in the sameness of the wood;
    I was running with joy on the Demon's trail,
    Though I knew what I hunted was no true god.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Demiurge's Laugh."
  • ''the absolute flight and rest
    The universal blue
    And local green suggest.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Middleness of the Road."
  • ''It was the obstinately gentle air
    That may be clamored at by cause and sect,
    But it will have its moment to reflect.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Time Out."

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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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