Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''They learned to rattle the lock and key
    To give whatever might chance to be,
    Warning and time to be off in flight:''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "II. House Fear."
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  • ''I hadn't an illusion in my handbag
    About the people being better there
    Than those I left behind. I thought they weren't.
    I thought they couldn't be. And yet they were.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "New Hampshire."
  • ''We make ourselves a place apart
    Behind light words that tease and flout,
    But oh, the agitated heart
    Till someone really find us out.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Revelation."
  • ''And soon it is neither here nor there
    Whether time's rewards are fair or unfair.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Discovery of the Madeiras."
  • ''He would cry out on life, that what it wants
    Is not its own love back in copy speech,
    But counter-love, original response.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Most of It (l. 6-8). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''Coming on such an ancient human trace
    Seems as expressive of the human race
    As meeting someone living, face to face.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "To an Ancient."
  • ''Boys and bad hunters had known what to do
    With stone and lead to unprotected glass:
    Shatter it inward on the unswept floors.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Fountain, a Bottle, A Donkey's Ears, and Some Books."
  • ''Here far from the city we make our roadside stand
    And ask for some city money to feel in hand
    To try if it will not make our being expand,
    And give us the life of the moving-pictures' promise
    That the party in power is said to be keeping from us.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Roadside Stand."
  • ''And so on into winter
    Till even I have ceased
    To come as a foot printer,
    And only some slight beast
    So mousy or so foxy
    Shall print there as my proxy.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Closed for Good."
  • ''Pilgrim-manned, the Mayflower in a dream
    Has been her anxious convoy in to shore.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Immigrants."

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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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Come In

As I came to the edge of the woods,
Thrush music -- hark!
Now if it was dusk outside,
Inside it was dark.

Too dark in the woods for a bird
By sleight of wing
To better its perch for the night,
Though it still could sing.

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