Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''No, the five hundred was the sum they named
    To pay the doctor's bill and tide me over.
    It's that or fight, and I don't want to fight
    I just want to get settled in my life....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Self-Seeker."
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  • ''I go to school to youth to learn the future.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "What Fifty Said."
  • ''I want to ask You if it stands to reason
    That women prophets should be burned as witches,
    Whereas men prophets are received with honor.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Masque of Reason."
  • ''But I was going to say when Truth broke in
    With all her matter-of-fact about the ice-storm''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Birches (l. 21-22). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''What was that whiteness?
    Truth? A pebble of quartz? For once, then, something.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "For Once, Then, Something."
  • ''Of all crimes the worst
    Is to steal the glory
    From the great and brave,
    Even more accursed
    Than to rob the grave.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Kitty Hawk."
  • ''The earth had a single light afar,
    A flickering, human pathetic light,
    That was maintained against the night,
    It seemed to me, by the people there,
    With a Godforsaken brute despair.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "On the Heart's Beginning to Cloud the Mind."
  • ''It was the bad ax-helve someone had sold me
    "Made on machine," he said, plowing the grain
    With thick thumbnail to show how it ran
    Across the handle's long-drawn serpentine,
    Like the two strokes across a dollar sign.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Ax-Helve."
  • ''"... She thinks if it was bad to live with him,
    It must be right to leave him."
    "Which is wrong!"
    "Yes, but he should have married her."
    "I know."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Housekeeper."
  • ''She is as in a field a silken tent
    At midday when a sunny summer breeze
    Has dried the dew and all its ropes relent,''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Silken Tent (l. 1-3). . . 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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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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