Robert Lee Frost
American poet; 4x recipient of Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in the United States. Known for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech, Frost frequently wrote about settings from rural life in New England in the early 20th century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes.
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A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near.
It is only a moment here and a moment there that the greatest writer has.
Nature does not complete things. She is chaotic. Man must finish, and he does so by making a garden and building a wall.
You can be a rank insider as well as a rank outsider.
I shall set forth for somewhere, I shall make the reckless choice Some say when they are in voice And tossing so as to scare The white clouds over them on, I shall have less to say, But I shall be none.
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, So that in guys it gently sways at ease.
It looked as if a night of dark intent Was coming, and not only a night, an age. Someone had better be prepared for rage. There would be more than ocean-water broken Before God's last Put out the Light was spoken.
The Hyla breed That shouted in the mist a month ago, Like ghost of sleighbells in a ghost of snow.
I was under twenty when I deliberately put it to myself one night after good conversation that there are moments when we actually touch in talk what the best writing can only come near. The curse of our book language is not so much that it keeps forever to the same set phrases ... but that it sounds forever with the same reading tones. We must go out into the vernacular for tones that haven't been brought to book.
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