Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''A theory if you hold it hard enough
    And long enough gets rated as a creed....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Etherealizing."
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  • ''And if so
    (And science ought to know)
    We well may raise our heads
    From weeding garden beds
    And annotating books
    To watch this end deluxe.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "It is Almost the Year Two Thousand."
  • ''And every acre good enough to eat,
    As fine as flour put through a baker's sieve.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Of the Stones of the Place."
  • ''The trees that have it in their pent-up buds
    To darken nature and be summer woods—''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Spring Pools (l. 7-8). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''"One ought not to be thrown into confusion
    By a plain statement of relationship...."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Generations of Men."
  • ''But if it is destined never again to grow,
    It can blame this limitless trait in the hearts of men.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "There Are Roughly Zones."
  • ''Only where love and need are one,
    And the work is play for mortal stakes,
    Is the deed every really done
    For Heaven and the future's sakes.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Two Tramps in Mud Time (l. 69-72). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''The factory was very fine;
    He wished it all the modern speed.
    Yet, after all, 'twas not divine,
    That is to say, 'twas not a church.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Lone Striker."
  • ''I have remained resentful to this day
    When any but myself presumed to say
    That there was anything I couldn't be.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Auspex."
  • ''Oh, may the tide be soon enough at high
    To keep our abstract verse from being dry.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Etherealizing."

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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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After Apple Picking

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.
Essence of winter sleep is on the night,
The scent of apples; I am drowsing off.
I cannot shake the shimmer from my sight

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