Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''Back out of all this now too much for us,
    Back in a time made simple by the loss
    Of detail, burned, dissolved, and broken off
    Like graveyard marble sculpture in the weather,''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Directive (l. 1-4). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
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  • ''"... You're searching, Joe,
    For things that don't exist; I mean beginnings.
    Ends and beginnings there are no such things.
    There are only middles."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "In the Home Stretch."
  • ''Then leaf subsides to leaf.
    So Eden sank to grief,
    So dawn goes down to day.
    Nothing gold can stay.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Nothing Gold Can Stay (l. 5-8). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''"Try speaking. Say 'Hello!'"
    "Hello. Hello."
    "What do you hear?"
    "I hear an empty room—
    You know it sounds that way. And yes, I hear
    I think I hear a clock and windows rattling...."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Snow."
  • ''And now it is once more the tidal wave
    That when it was swept by, leaves summits stained.
    Oh, blood will out. It cannot be contained.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Flood."
  • ''And comes that other fall we name the fall.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Oven Bird (l. 9). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''I make myself this time
    Of wood or granite or lime
    A wall too hard for crime
    Either to breach or climb....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Triple Bronze."
  • ''Though a great scholar, he's a democrat,
    If not at heart, at least on principle.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Hundred Collars."
  • ''Never tell me that not one star of all
    That slip from heaven at night and softly fall
    Has been picked up with stones to build a wall.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Star in a Stoneboat."
  • ''The chisel work of an enormous Glacier
    That braced his feet against the Arctic Pole.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Directive (l. 16-17). . . 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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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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