Robert Frost

March 26, 1874, San Francisco, CA-January 29, 1963, Boston, MA

Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco, California. When his father, William Prescott Frost Jr., died of tuberculosis, he moved in with his mother and sister to  Lawrence, Massachusetts.  Frost attended Lawrence High School, where he met his  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 she was still in school. When Elinor finished school, he proposed again, and Elinor accepted.

Robert Frost wrote poems to express himself. His poems usually talked about England and its beauty. He moved to England from New Hampshire. Many people know him for his poems, but he also wrote many plays.

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.