Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''Nothing can make injustice just but mercy.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Masque of Mercy."
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  • ''Let's get my incantation right:
    "I wish I may, I wish I might"
    Give earth another satellite.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A-Wishing Well."
  • ''I could be worse employed
    Than as watcher of the void,
    Whose part should be to tell
    What star if any fell.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Five Nocturnes, "IV. On Making Certain Anything Has Happened."
  • ''On a certain slab
    Of (we'll say) basalt
    In or near Moab ...''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Kitty Hawk."
  • ''There would be more than ocean-water broken
    Before God's last Put out the Light was spoken.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Once by the Pacific."
  • ''This biplane is the shape of human flight.
    Its name might better be First Motor Kite.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Ten Mills, "III. The Wrights' Biplane."
  • ''Having a wheel and four legs of its own
    Has never availed the cumbersome grindstone
    To get it anywhere that I can see.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Grindstone."
  • ''A little Morgan had one forefoot on the wall,
    The other curled at his breast. He dipped his head
    And snorted at us. And then he had to bolt.
    We heard the miniature thunder where he fled,''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Runaway (l. 3-6). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''But the bones didn't try
    The door; they halted helpless on the landing,
    Waiting for things to happen in their favor.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Two Witches (l. 61-63). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''You don't know Paul: he's in the Bible too.
    He is the fellow who theologized
    Christ almost out of Christianity.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Masque of Mercy."

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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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