Robert Frost

March 26, 1874-January 29, 1963

Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco. When he was eleven, his father dies from tuberculosis. Because of no money to support themselves, Frost and his family moved in with his grandparents. In 1895 Frost married Elinor White. A few years later Frost attended Harvard, but dropped out before he can get a degree.

Frost's first poetry book, A Boy's Will, was published in 1913. His second book, North of Boston, was published a year later. Frost won a Pulitzer Prize in 1923, 1931, 1937, and 1943. He is one of the most popular 20th century poets.

A Patch of Old Snow

There's a patch of old snow in a corner
That I should have guessed
Was a blow-away paper the rain
Had brought to rest.

It is speckled with grime as if
Small print overspread it,
The news of a day I've forgotten --
If I ever read it.