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By Robert Frost

Flinty, moody, plainspoken and deep, Robert Frost used to be one in all America's most well-liked 20th-century poets. Frost was once farming in Derry, New Hampshire while, on the age of 38, he offered the farm, uprooted his relatives and moved to England, the place he dedicated himself to his poetry. His first books of verse, A Boy's Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914), have been fast successes. In 1915 he again to the U.S. and persevered to jot down whereas residing in New Hampshire after which Vermont. His pastoral photos of apple timber and stone fences -- together with his solitary, man-of-few-words poetic voice -- helped outline the fashionable snapshot of rural New England. Frost's poems contain "Mending Wall" ("Good fences make sturdy neighbors"), "Stopping through Woods on a Snowy Evening" ("Whose woods those are i feel I know"), and maybe his most renowned paintings, "The highway now not Taken" ("Two roads diverged in a wooden, and I-- / I took the single much less traveled by"). Frost used to be presented the Pulitzer Prize for poetry 4 instances: in 1924, 1931, 1937 and 1943. He additionally served as "Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress" from 1958-59; that place used to be renamed as Poet Laureate advisor in Poetry (or easily Poet Laureate) in 1986.

Frost recited his poem "The reward Outright" on the 1961 inauguration of John F. Kennedy... Frost attended either Dartmouth collage and Harvard, yet didn't graduate from both school... Frost most well-liked conventional rhyme and meter in poetry; his well-known dismissal of unfastened verse used to be, "I'd simply as quickly play tennis with the internet down."

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The leaves are all dead on the ground, Save those that the oak is keeping To ravel them one by one And let them go scraping and creepmg Out over the crusted snow, When others are sleeping. ' Ah, when to the heart of man Was it ever less than a treason To go with the drift of things, To )'leld with a grace to reason, And bow and accept the end Of a love or a season? [43] NORTH OF BOSTON MENDING WALL 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.

I thought of questions that have no reply, And would have turned to toss the grass to dry; [81] But he turned first, and led my eye to look At a taJl tuft of flowers beside a brook, A leaping tongue of bloom the scythe had spared Beside a reedy brook the scythe had bared. The mower in the dew had loved them thus, By leaving them to flourish, not for us, Nor yeL to draw one thought of ours to him, But from sheer morning gladness at the brim. The butterfly and I had lit upon, Nevertheless, a message from the dawn, That made me hear the wakening birds around, And hear his long scythe whispering to the ground, And feel a spirit kindred to my own; So that henceforth I worked no more alone; But glad with him, I worked as with his aid, And weary, sought at noon with him the shade; And dreaming, as it were, held brotherly speech With one whose thought I had not hoped to reach.

16] A PRAYER IN SPRING Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today; 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 pleasure in the orchard white, Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night; And make us happy in the happy bees, The swarm dilating round the perfect trees. And make us happy in the darting bird That suddenly above the bees is heard, The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill, And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

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