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

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The Rose Family

The rose is a rose,
And was always a rose.
But the theory now goes
That the apple's a rose,
And the pear is, and so's
The plum, I suppose.
The dear only knows
What will next prove a rose.
You, of course, are a rose -
But were always a rose.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • Taylor Cox (12/16/2013 2:27:00 PM)

    I say the poem's about inner beauty, where everything is as beautiful as a rose on the inside.

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  • Stephen W (2/12/2013 4:57:00 PM)

    Indeed, only Frost has such lightness of touch. He makes the rest of us seem heavy-handed.

  • Ekaterina Zimina (10/23/2009 12:43:00 PM)

    one of my favourite poems by my favourite english-speaking poet. tho only one i know who could write such complicated things in such a simple way :)

  • adfghdrtdjhkebnvkaerhgv dgverhg4wnvshkdfsg (12/15/2006 5:07:00 AM)

    Beautiful. Frost always captures my heart.

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