Robert Frost

Robert Frost

(3/26/1874 - 1/29/1963)

Robert Lee Frost was born in San Francisco, and after his fathers death in 1885, he moved with his family to Lawrence, Massachusetts, where he became interested in reading and writing poetry while in high school. Frost attended Dartmouth College and Harvard University, but never received a degree. He was a jack of all trades, and had many different occupations after leaving school, including a teacher, a cobbler, and an editor of the local newspaper, the "Lawrence Sentinel". His first published poem was "My Butterfly: An Elegy" in the New York literary journal "The Independent" in 1894. A year later he married Elinor Miriam White, with whom he shared valedictorian honours with at his Massachusetts High School.

In the following years, he operated a farm in Derry, New Hampshire, and taught at Derry's Pinkerton Academy. In 1912, he sold his farm and moved his family to England, where he could devote himself entirely to his writing. His efforts to establish himself in England were immediately successful, and in 1913 he published "A Boy's Will", followed a year later by "North of Boston". It was in England where he met and was influenced by such poets at Rupert Brooke and Robert Graves, and where he established his life-long friendship with Ezra Pound, who helped to promote and publish his work.

Frost returned to the United states in 1915, and by the 1920's, he was the most celebrated poet in North America, and was granted four Pulitzer Prizes. Robert Frost lived and taught for many years in Massachusetts and Vermont, and died on January 29, 1963 in Boston.

"Out, Out - " A Boundless Moment
A Brook in the City A Cliff Dwelling
A Considerable Speck A Dream Pang
A Girl's Garden A Late Walk
A Line-Storm Song A Minor Bird
A Patch of Old Snow A Peck of Gold
A Prayer in Spring A Question
A Servant to Servants A Soldier
A Time to Talk Acquainted with the Night
After Apple-Picking An Encounter
An Old Man's Winter Night Asking for Roses
Bereft Birches
Blue-Butterfly Day Bond and Free
Canis Major Carpe Diem
Christmas Trees Come In
Desert Places Dust of Snow
Fire and Ice Fireflies in the Garden
Fragmentary Blue Ghost House
Going for Water Home Burial
Hyla Brook In a Disused Graveyard
Into My Own It Bids Pretty Fair
Love and a Question Meeting and Passing
Mending Wall Mowing
My Butterfly My November Guest
Nothing Gold Can Stay Now Close the Windows
October On Looking Up by Chance at the Constellations
Once by the Pacific Range-Finding
Reluctance Rose Pogonias
Spring Pools Stars
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Storm Fear
The Armful The Axe Helve
The Bear The Code
The Cow in Apple Time The Death of the Hired Man
The Hill Wife The Lockless Door
The Mountain The Need of Being Versed in Country Things
The Oven Bird The Pasture
The Road Not Taken The Runaway
The Secret Sits The Self-Seeker
The Star-Splitter The Telephone
The Tuft of Flowers The Vanishing Red
The Witch of Coos The Wood-Pile
To Earthward To the Thawing Wind
Tree at my Window Two Look at Two
Waiting West Running Brook
Wind and Window Flower