Robert Frost

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

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  • Rookie Lancel Clark (1/22/2014 1:16:00 PM)

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  • Rookie Sam Salvador (1/15/2014 10:33:00 AM)

    Billy Joel is right Robert Frost Is a Way better poet.

  • Rookie Billy Joel (12/17/2013 7:54:00 AM)

    better than maya angelou i believe

  • Rookie Billy Joel (12/17/2013 7:40:00 AM)

    The Road not taken is way better than that other poem by maya angelou

  • Rookie Phil Collins (12/17/2013 7:33:00 AM)

    wow this is one kickass poem, you really need to pass that maya angelHO lady though

  • Silver Star - 3,796 Points Wahab Abdul (12/12/2013 12:08:00 AM)

    The concise, laconic, perfect and perfectly savage Fire and Ice, the antithesis of the long-winded New Hampshire, belongs with the apocalyptic Once by the Pacific. The alternatives in the title represent passion and hatred, two ways of destroying the world. The poem was inspired by a passage in Canto 32 of Dante's Inferno, in which the betrayers of their own kind are plunged, while in a fiery hell, up to their necks in ice: a lake so bound with ice, / It did not took like water, but like a glass... right clear / I saw, where sinners are preserved in ice. The last, understated word in Frost's poem, suffice, clinches the meaning (like difference in The Road Not Taken) by rhyming with the two lines that end in ice and enclosing that thematic word within itself

  • Rookie - 0 Points Christopher Amati (9/26/2013 8:24:00 AM)

    Frost is a great American poet. The best? I wouldn't know how to choose between Hart Crane, Robert Lowell, Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Ezra Pound and Frost, even counting Eliot as the Englishman he wanted to be.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,537 Points p.a. noushad (9/7/2013 12:03:00 AM)

    Your verses give the insight of life through the nature and experiences.

  • Rookie Tom Safford (8/30/2013 10:54:00 PM)

    Some in America prefer Whitman or Dickinson, but to me, Frost is our best. Whitman had nothing to fight with Frost's turn of phrase, nor how Frost knew how to end a poem powerfully; Whitman was a crappy poet who became famous with his journal. Dickinson was a master at rhyming but lacked Frost's depth.

    Mending Wall
    The Road Not Taken
    Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Tree At My Window
    Fire and Ice
    Nothing Gold Can Stay
    Birches
    The Ax Helve
    Desert Places

    ...are all great poems. One man won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry four times. That man is Robert Frost, America's greatest poet. He rhymes (Whitman did not) , he is deep (Dickinson was not) , he coins phrases (good fences make good neighbors; nature's first green is gold; I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference... etc.) . Our best, period. Poetry should be both fun and profound... not boring and profound or entertaining and shallow. His mastery of profundity and rhyming/turn of phrase make Frost da best.

  • Rookie - 9 Points Warren Jones (8/10/2013 1:07:00 PM)

    I've read many opinions of what this poem means. I think the one I like best is this one, which I lifted from Wikipedia:
    It seems fair to say that this poem is about the human tendency to look back and attribute blame to minor events in one's life, or to make more meaning of things than they may deserve.

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 ...

Read the full of The Road Not Taken

Revelation

We make ourselves a place apart
Behind light words that tease and flout,
But oh, the agitated heart
Till someone find us really out.

'Tis pity if the case require
(Or so we say) that in the end
We speak the literal to inspire
The understanding of a friend.

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