Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''But what would interest you about the brook,
    It's always cold in summer, warm in winter.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Mountain."
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  • ''And though in tinsel chain and popcorn rope
    My tree, a captive in your window bay,
    Has lost its footing on my mountain slope
    And lost the stars of heaven, may, oh, may
    The symbol star it lifts against your ceiling
    Help me accept its fate with Christmas feeling.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "To a Young Wretch."
  • ''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.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. After Apple-picking (l. 1-6). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''A half a dozen major wars,
    And forty-five presidents.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Serious Step Lightly Taken."
  • ''Then word goes forth in Formic:
    "Death's come to Jerry McCormic,
    Our selfless forager Jerry.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Departmental (l. 22-24). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''Before the leaves can mount again
    To fill the trees with another shade,
    They must go down past things coming up.
    They must go down into the dark decayed.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "In Hardwood Groves."
  • ''No state can build
    A literature that shall at once be sound
    And sad on a foundation of well-being.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "New Hampshire."
  • ''Sea waves are green and wet,
    But up from where they die
    Rise others vaster yet,
    And those are brown and dry.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Sand Dunes."
  • ''We turned to other things.
    I haven't any memory have you?
    Of ever coming to the place again
    To see if the birds lived the first night through.
    And so at last to learn to use their wings.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Exposed Nest."
  • ''It doesn't seem so much to climb a mountain
    You've worked around the foot of all your life.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Mountain."

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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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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.

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