Robert Frost
One Step Backward Taken by Robert Frost

One Step Backward Taken by Robert Frost

Not only sands and gravels Were once more on their travels, But gulping muddy gallons Great boulders off their balance Bumped heads together dully And started down the gully. ...

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Gathering Leaves by Robert Frost

Gathering Leaves by Robert Frost

Spades take up leavesNo better than spoons,And bags full of leavesAre light as balloons.I make a great noiseOf rustling all dayLike rabbit and deerRunning away.But the mountains I ...

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The Rose Family by Robert Frost

The Rose Family by Robert Frost

The rose is a rose,And was always a rose.But the theory now goesThat the apple's a rose,And the pear is, and so'sThe plum, I suppose.The dear only knowsWhat will next prove a ...

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Acquainted With The Night by Robert Frost

Acquainted With The Night by Robert Frost

I have been one acquainted with the night.I have walked out in rain - and back in rain.I have outwalked the furthest city light.I have looked down the saddest city lane.I have ...

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Fire And Ice by Robert Frost

Fire And Ice by Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire,Some say in ice.From what I've tasted of desireI hold with those who favor fire.But if it had to perish twice,I think I know enough of hateTo ...

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A Late Walk by Robert Frost

A Late Walk by Robert Frost

When I go up through the mowing field,The headless aftermath,Smooth-laid like thatch with the heavy dew,Half closes the garden path.And when I come to the garden ground,The whir ...

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Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.His house is in the village, though; He will not see me stopping hereTo watch his woods fill up with snow.My little horse must think it ...

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Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

Nature's first green is gold,Her hardest hue to hold.Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour.Then leaf subsides to leaf,So Eden sank to grief,So dawn goes down to ...

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Desert Places by Robert Frost

Desert Places by Robert Frost

Snow falling and night falling fast, oh, fastIn a field I looked into going past,And the ground almost covered smooth in snow,But a few weeds and stubble showing last. The woods ...

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A Patch Of Old Snow by Robert Frost

A Patch Of Old Snow by Robert Frost

There's a patch of old snow in a cornerThat I should have guessedWas a blow-away paper the rainHad brought to rest.It is speckled with grime as ifSmall print overspread it,The ...

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Asking For Roses by Robert Frost

Asking For Roses by Robert Frost

A house that lacks, seemingly, mistress and master, With doors that none but the wind ever closes, Its floor all littered with glass and with plaster; It stands in a garden of ...

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Dust Of Snow by Robert Frost

Dust Of Snow by Robert Frost

The way a crowShook down on meThe dust of snowFrom a hemlock treeHas given my heartA change of moodAnd saved some part Of a day I had rued.

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A Prayer In Spring by Robert Frost

A Prayer In Spring by Robert Frost

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day; And give us not to think so far away As the uncertain harvest; keep us here All simply in the springing of the year. Oh, give us ...

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The Secret Sits by Robert Frost

The Secret Sits by Robert Frost

We dance round in a ring and suppose,But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.

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A Minor Bird by Robert Frost

A Minor Bird by Robert Frost

I have wished a bird would fly away,And not sing by my house all day;Have clapped my hands at him from the doorWhen it seemed as if I could bear no more.The fault must partly have ...

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A Cliff Dwelling by Robert Frost

A Cliff Dwelling by Robert Frost

There sandy seems the golden skyAnd golden seems the sandy plain.No habitation meets the eyeUnless in the horizon rim,Some halfway up the limestone wall,That spot of black is not ...

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A Line-Storm Song by Robert Frost

A Line-Storm Song by Robert Frost

The line-storm clouds fly tattered and swift, The road is forlorn all day, Where a myriad snowy quartz stones lift, And the hoof-prints vanish away. The roadside flowers, too wet ...

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“In White”: Frost’s Early Version Of Design by Robert Frost

“In White”: Frost’s Early Version Of Design by Robert Frost

A dented spider like a snow drop whiteOn a white Heal-all, holding up a mothLike a white piece of lifeless satin cloth -Saw ever curious eye so strange a sight? -Portent in ...

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A Question by Robert Frost

A Question by Robert Frost

A voice said, Look me in the starsAnd tell me truly, men of earth,If all the soul-and-body scarsWere not too much to pay for birth.

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A Considerable Speck by Robert Frost

A Considerable Speck by Robert Frost

(Microscopic)A speck that would have been beneath my sightOn any but a paper sheet so whiteSet off across what I had written there.And I had idly poised my pen in airTo stop it ...

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Devotion by Robert Frost

Devotion by Robert Frost

The heart can think of no devotionGreater than being shore to ocean -Holding the curve of one position,Counting an endless repetition.

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Birches by Robert Frost

Birches by Robert Frost

When I see birches bend to left and rightAcross the lines of straighter darker trees,I like to think some boy's been swinging them.But swinging doesn't bend them down to ...

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An Old Man’s Winter Night by Robert Frost

An Old Man’s Winter Night by Robert Frost

All out of doors looked darkly in at himThrough the thin frost, almost in separate stars,That gathers on the pane in empty rooms.What kept his eyes from giving back the gazeWas ...

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The Silken Tent by Robert Frost

The Silken Tent by Robert Frost

She is as in a field a silken tentAt midday when the sunny summer breezeHas dried the dew and all its ropes relent,So that in guys it gently sways at ease,And its supporting ...

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Fireflies In The Garden by Robert Frost

Fireflies In The Garden by Robert Frost

Here come real stars to fill the upper skies, And here on earth come emulating flies, That though they never equal stars in size, (And they were never really stars at heart) ...

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A Soldier by Robert Frost

A Soldier by Robert Frost

He is that fallen lance that lies as hurled,That lies unlifted now, come dew, come rust,But still lies pointed as it plowed the dust.If we who sight along it round the world,See ...

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A Brook In The City by Robert Frost

A Brook In The City by Robert Frost

The farmhouse lingers, though averse to squareWith the new city street it has to wearA number in. But what about the brookThat held the house as in an elbow-crook?I ask as one who ...

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A Boundless Moment by Robert Frost

A Boundless Moment by Robert Frost

He halted in the wind, and - what was thatFar in the maples, pale, but not a ghost? He stood there bringing March against his thought,And yet too ready to believe the most.'Oh, ...

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Never Again Would Bird’s Song Be The Same by Robert Frost

Never Again Would Bird’s Song Be The Same by Robert Frost

He would declare and could himself believeThat the birds there in all the garden roundFrom having heard the daylong voice of EveHad added to their own an oversound,Her tone of ...

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A Dream Pang by Robert Frost

A Dream Pang by Robert Frost

I had withdrawn in forest, and my song Was swallowed up in leaves that blew alway; And to the forest edge you came one day (This was my dream) and looked and pondered long, But ...

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God’s Garden by Robert Frost

God’s Garden by Robert Frost

God made a beatous gardenWith lovely flowers strown,But one straight, narrow pathwayThat was not overgrown.And to this beauteous gardenHe brought mankind to live,And said: 'To ...

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Ghost House by Robert Frost

Ghost House by Robert Frost

I dwell in a lonely house I knowThat vanished many a summer ago,And left no trace but the cellar walls,And a cellar in which the daylight falls,And the purple-stemmed wild ...

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Neither Out Far Nor In Deep by Robert Frost

Neither Out Far Nor In Deep by Robert Frost

The people along the sandAll turn and look one way.They turn their back on the land.They look at the sea all day.As long as it takes to passA ship keeps raising its hull; The ...

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Mending Wall by Robert Frost

Mending Wall by Robert Frost

Something there is that doesn't love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps even two can pass abreast. The ...

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Come In by Robert Frost

Come In by Robert Frost

As I came to the edge of the woods, Thrush music -- hark! Now if it was dusk outside, Inside it was dark. Too dark in the woods for a bird By sleight of wing To better its perch ...

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The Gift Outright by Robert Frost

The Gift Outright by Robert Frost

The land was ours before we were the land's.She was our land more than a hundred yearsBefore we were her people. She was oursIn Massachusetts, in Virginia,But we were England's, ...

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Flower-Gathering by Robert Frost

Flower-Gathering by Robert Frost

I left you in the morning, And in the morning glow, You walked a way beside me To make me sad to go. Do you know me in the gloaming, Gaunt and dusty gray with roaming? Are you ...

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October by Robert Frost

October by Robert Frost

O hushed October morning mild, Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild, Should waste them all. The crows above the forest call; Tomorrow they may form ...

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My Butterfly by Robert Frost

My Butterfly by Robert Frost

Thine emulous fond flowers are dead, too, And the daft sun-assaulter, he That frighted thee so oft, is fled or dead: Save only me (Nor is it sad to thee!) Save only me There is ...

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Tree At My Window by Robert Frost

Tree At My Window by Robert Frost

Tree at my window, window tree,My sash is lowered when night comes on; But let there never be curtain drawnBetween you and me.Vague dream head lifted out of the ground,And thing ...

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Once By The Pacific by Robert Frost

Once By The Pacific by Robert Frost

The shattered water made a misty din. Great waves looked over others coming in, And thought of doing something to the shore That water never did to land before. The clouds were ...

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Good-Bye, And Keep Cold by Robert Frost

Good-Bye, And Keep Cold by Robert Frost

This saying good-bye on the edge of the dark And cold to an orchard so young in the barkReminds me of all that can happen to harmAn orchard away at the end of the farmAll winter, ...

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Stars by Robert Frost

Stars by Robert Frost

How countlessly they congregateO'er our tumultuous snow,Which flows in shapes as tall as treesWhen wintry winds do blow!--As if with keenness for our fate,Our faltering few steps ...

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A Servant To Servants by Robert Frost

A Servant To Servants by Robert Frost

I didn't make you know how glad I wasTo have you come and camp here on our land.I promised myself to get down some dayAnd see the way you lived, but I don't know!With a houseful ...

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Bereft by Robert Frost

Bereft by Robert Frost

Where had I heard this wind beforeChange like this to a deeper roar? What would it take my standing there for,Holding open a restive door,Looking down hill to a frothy shore? ...

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Design by Robert Frost

Design by Robert Frost

I found a dimpled spider, fat and white,On a white heal-all, holding up a mothLike a white piece of rigid satin cloth --Assorted characters of death and blightMixed ready to begin ...

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Revelation by Robert Frost

Revelation by Robert Frost

We make ourselves a place apartBehind light words that tease and flout,But oh, the agitated heartTill someone find us really out.'Tis pity if the case require(Or so we say) that ...

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Out, Out by Robert Frost

Out, Out by Robert Frost

The buzz-saw snarled and rattled in the yardAnd made dust and dropped stove-length sticks of wood,Sweet-scented stuff when the breeze drew across it.And from there those that ...

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On Looking Up By Chance At The Constellations by Robert Frost

On Looking Up By Chance At The Constellations by Robert Frost

You'll wait a long, long time for anything much To happen in heaven beyond the floats of cloud And the Northern Lights that run like tingling nerves. The sun and moon get crossed, ...

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The Telephone by Robert Frost

The Telephone by Robert Frost

'When I was just as far as I could walk From here today, There was an hour All still When leaning with my head again a flower I heard you talk. Don't say I didn't, for I heard you ...

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