Robert Frost

1874-1963

Description

Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco, California. He lived there for 11 years, until his father died of tuberculosis. Due to this, Frost moved with his mother and sister Jeanie to the town of Lawrence, Massachusetts. They moved in with his grandparents, and Frost attended Lawrence High School, where he met his future love and wife, Elinor White, his co-valedictorian.

During his lifetime, Frost managed to win more than 40 honorary degrees. In 1924, he received his first of four Pulitzer Prizes for his book New Hampshire. He would win his other Pulitzers for Collected Poems (1931),Further Range (1937) and A Witness Tree (1943).

Stopping By Woods 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.