Poems by Robert Frost
Robert Frost was born in San Francisco on March 26, 1874. After his father’s death, Frost moved to New England with his mother and sister. He was 11 years old at the time.Frost married and had four children. He wanted to write poetry, but also needed to earn money to support his family. His grandfather agreed to buy him a farm if Frost would work the farm for 10 years. During the day, he did chores associated with the farm. At night, he wrote poetry. He sold the farm and moved his family to a small country farmhouse in England. He took 30 poems to a publisher in London. The publisher accepted his poems and published them as a book in 1913.The Frost family returned to New England in 1914.
Compare and Contrast
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 back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Stopping by on a snowy evening
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.