Robert Frost Quotes

But he had gone his way, the grass all mown, And I must be, as he had been,—alone, 'As all must be,' I said within my heart, 'Whether they work together or apart.'
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Tuft of Flowers (l. 7-10). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
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Four-room shack aspiring high With an arm of scrawny mast For the visions in the sky That go blindly pouring past.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "[Four-Room Shack . . . ]...."
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And, "Better defeat almost, If seen clear, Than life's victories of doubt That need endless talk-talk To make them out."
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "An Empty Threat."
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The question is whether they've reached a depth Of desperation that would warrant poetry's Leaving love's alternations, joy and grief, The weather's alternations, summer and winter, Our age-long theme, for the uncertainty Of judging who is a contemporary liar....
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Build Soil."
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He saw her from the bottom of the stairs Before she saw him. She was starting down, Looking back over her shoulder at some fear.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Home Burial."
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I let my neighbor know beyond the hill; And on a day we meet to walk the line And set the wall between us once again. We keep the wall between us as we go.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Mending Wall (l. 12-15). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
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But waste was of the essence of the scheme. And all the good they did for man or god To all those flowers they passionately trod Was leave as their posterity one pod With an inheritance of restless dream.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Pod of the Milkweed."
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I came as census-taker to the waste To count the people in it and found none, None in the hundred miles, none in the house....
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Census-Taker."
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We have today and I could call their name Who know exactly what is out of joint To make their verse and their excuses lame. They've tried to grasp with too much social fact Too large a situation.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Lesson for Today."
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'Men work together,' I told him from the heart, 'Whether they work together or apart.'
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Tuft of Flowers (l. 39-40). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
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