Robert Frost

March 26, 1874-January 29, 1963
San Francisco, California

Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco, California. When his father, William Prescott Frost Jr., died of tuberculosis, Frost moved with his mother and sister Jeanie to the town of Lawrence, Massachusetts. Their Frost attended Lawrence High School, where he met his future wife, Elinor White. In 1894, he had his first poem, "My Butterfly: an Elegy,” With this success, Frost proposed to Elinor but she declined because of school. When Elinor finished school, he proposed again, and she said yes.

Robert Frost wrote poems. He wanted to write poems, so he could express his feelings. Most of his poems were inspired by England’s nature and beauty. He moved there from New Hampshire. Many people know him for his poems, but he also wrote plays. He collaborated on most of his plays.  

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.