Robert Frost



Robert Frost was born in San Francisco, California, 1874. After his father died his mother moved the family to Lawrence, Massachusetts. There his mother joined a church, and had Robert baptized, but in his adult years, he abandoned it. Robert grew up in the city, and had his first poem published in a high school magazine. He went back to his family and did various jobs, but he only found that being a writer was his main goal.


In 1894 he sold his first poem, "My Butterfly: An Elegy" for fifteen dollars, after he has susses fully published his poem, he felt very proud, so he proposed to Elinor Miriam White. They got married after Robert finished collage. After they got married Robert sailed to Great Britian, and had his first poem nook published, he stayed in England for a couple of years, then returned back to America, when World War 1 started. He bought a farm in Franconia, New Hampshire, where he started a career of writing, teaching, and lecturing.

Poem by Robert Frost

Fireflies in the Garden

Here come real stars to fill the upper skies,

And here on earth come emulating flies,
That though they never equal stars in size,
(And they were never really stars at heart)
Achieve at times a very star-like start.
Only, of course, they can't sustain the part.