All Quotes By Robert Frost

With An Updated Answer For You Who Are Lost

(Dedicated to my brother, who died this year (1999), which hated poetry well? But loved mine just as much. So it is only fitting I read from my original Inspiration.)


"Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat."


Sometimes A Drowning Mans Life, And Sometimes Just Floating In A Boat.


"Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on. Most of the change we think we see in life"


Or Keep The Damn Horse, An Excuse to appease your wife.


"Change Is due to truths being in and out of favor."


Another way of saying you'll have Ice cream, But Who will pick the flavor?


"Communication is something there is that doesn't love a wall,

And wants it down."


Unfortunately for us we pretend to be mimes and clowns.


"Good fences make good neighbors."


Or You Can Cross My Yard, But Watch For Clamors


"A poem . . . begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong,

A homesickness, a lovesickness . . .. It finds the thought and

The thought finds the words."


Or A Poem. Is again that chump on the boat, who doesn't belong?

Death quickness, or a Weakness, And everybody care but the birds.


"Solutions, The best way out is always through."


So stop your whining, there's bound to be something to do.


"Duty, Pressed Into Service Means Pressed Out Of Shape"


When Forced To Do The Dirty Deeds, The Dirty Deeds Are Done When Late.


"The land was ours before we were the land's.

She was our land more than a hundred years

Before we were her people."


Or Maybe The Land Was Theirs Before It Was Ours

Because We Definitely Stole It.

We Set Up Our Own Little Steeples.


"Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length."

Or In Our Terms It Was Fun While Lasted, And While It Lasted It Was Great.


"Loneliness, One aged man-one man-can't fill a house."


Which Means A House Needs Excitement, And Sometimes Shrieks, (It's A Mouse)!!!


"What is this talked-of mystery of birth

But being mounted bareback on the earth?"


Or you could say we might be born to the richest family,

But in the end we make our worth.


"We dance around in a ring and suppose

But the secret sits in the middle and knows"


We chatter on and the rumor grows

But The Dangerous Truth Is Waiting To Show.


"I never dared to be radical when young

For fear it would make me conservative when old."


Or I Never Had A Rebellious Cause.

Because When I Die I Want My Story told.


"Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down."

Or It's Trying To Cross A Country, But Pretending There Are No Towns.


"Poetry Is What Is Lost In Translation"

Or From Paper To Eyes, The Words In Migration


"I'm Not Confused I'm Just Well Mixed"

Well That Says It All, This Quote Can't Be Fixed.


"Heaven gives its glimpses only to those

Not in position to look too close."


Usually Our Saddest Sweet Poetic Angels

Are The First Ones To Roast?




"No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader."



The End


Robert frost (1874-1963) And Me