Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''Behind her was confusion in the room,
    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.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "In the Home Stretch."
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  • ''He was too young to go,
    Not over four or so.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Not of School Age."
  • ''"... But let's forgive him.
    We've had a share in one night of his life.
    What'll you bet he ever calls again?"''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Snow."
  • ''At anchor she rides the sunny sod,
    As full to the gunnel of flowers growing
    As ever she turned her home with cod
    From Georges Bank when winds were blowing.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Flower Boat."
  • ''I'm going out to fetch the little calf
    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.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Pasture (l. 5-8). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''An irresponsible divinity
    Presuming on her femininity ...''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Two Leading Lights."
  • ''"Don't touch me, please I say, don't touch me, please.
    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...."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Hundred Collars."
  • ''Such as even poets would admit perforce
    More practical than Pegasus the horse
    If it could put a star back in its course.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Star in a Stoneboat."
  • ''And so with homesickness in many ways
    We sought however crudely to defeat
    Our chance of being people newly born.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Does No One at All Ever Feel This Way in the Least?"
  • ''When there was no more lantern in the kitchen,
    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.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "In the Home Stretch."

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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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