Robert Frost Quotes
''Behind her was confusion in the room,Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "In the Home Stretch."
Of chairs turned upside down to sit like people
In other chairs, and something, come to look,
For every room a house has parlor, bedroom,
And dining room thrown pell-mell in the kitchen.''
''He was too young to go,Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Not of School Age."
Not over four or so.''
''"... But let's forgive him.Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Snow."
We've had a share in one night of his life.
What'll you bet he ever calls again?"''
''At anchor she rides the sunny sod,Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Flower Boat."
As full to the gunnel of flowers growing
As ever she turned her home with cod
From Georges Bank when winds were blowing.''
''I'm going out to fetch the little calfRobert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Pasture (l. 5-8). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
That's standing by the mother. It's so young,
It totters when she licks it with her tongue.
I sha'n't be gone long.You come too.''
''An irresponsible divinityRobert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Two Leading Lights."
Presuming on her femininity ...''
''"Don't touch me, please I say, don't touch me, please.Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Hundred Collars."
I'll not be put to bed by you, my man."
"Just as you say. Have it your own way, then.
'My man is it?' You talk like a professor...."''
''Such as even poets would admit perforceRobert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Star in a Stoneboat."
More practical than Pegasus the horse
If it could put a star back in its course.''
''And so with homesickness in many waysRobert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Does No One at All Ever Feel This Way in the Least?"
We sought however crudely to defeat
Our chance of being people newly born.''
''When there was no more lantern in the kitchen,Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "In the Home Stretch."
The fire got out through crannies in the stove
And danced in yellow wrigglers on the ceiling,
As much at home as if they'd always danced there.''
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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 ...
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