Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''You went to meet the shell's embrace of fire
    On Vimy Ridge; and when you fell that day
    The war seemed over more for you than me,
    But now for me than you the other way.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "To E.T....."
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  • ''For I have had too much
    Of apple-picking: I am overtired
    Of the great harvest I myself desired.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. After Apple-picking (l. 18-20). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''It is turning three hundred years
    On our cisatlantic shore
    For family after family name.
    We'll make it three hundred more''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Serious Step Lightly Taken."
  • ''It couldn't be called ungentle.
    But how thoroughly departmental.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Departmental (l. 42-43). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''Religious faith is a most filling vapor.
    It swirls occluded in us under tight
    Compression to uplift us out of weight....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Innate Helium."
  • ''Anything I can say about New Hampshire
    Will serve almost as well about Vermont,
    Excepting that they differ in their mountains.
    The Vermont mountains stretch extended straight;
    New Hampshire mountains curl up in a coil.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "New Hampshire."
  • ''God once declared He was true
    And then took the veil and withdrew....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Sitting by a Bush in Broad Sunlight."
  • '''Twas a nest full of young birds on the ground
    The cutter bar had just gone champing over
    (Miraculously without tasting flesh)
    And left defenseless to the heat and light.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Exposed Nest."
  • ''The mountain held the town as in a shadow.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Mountain."
  • ''Love at the lips was touch
    As sweet as I could bear;
    And once that seemed too much;
    I lived on air''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. To Earthward (l. 1-4). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.

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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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Out, Out

The buzz-saw snarled and rattled in the yard
And made dust and dropped stove-length sticks of wood,
Sweet-scented stuff when the breeze drew across it.
And from there those that lifted eyes could count
Five mountain ranges one behind the other
Under the sunset far into Vermont.
And the saw snarled and rattled, snarled and rattled,
As it ran light, or had to bear a load.
And nothing happened: day was all but done.

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