Robert Frost

The Special Meaning Behind Our Recent Tattoo Inspiration

This summer's coolest tattoo trend was just minimal enough for everyone — and we mean, <i>everyone</i> — to hop on board. Both celebrities and Instagram …

Tattoos

How Memorizing Poetry Pays Dividends

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Memorize That Poem!,” by Molly Worthen (Sunday Review, Aug. 27):<p>I can’t believe that young people are going to put down their cellphones, iPads and Nooks to pick up an actual book of poetry to read, no less memorize. It’s not going to happen. That’s like having children today …

Opinion

The Last Lead: Aging Out of Climbing

It had to happen. The signs leading up to the last lead had been clear and chronic for several years, but with a mind fueled by denial that was …

Climbing

The Trump Train is the Only Thing More Useless and Crippled Than the MTA

<i>“OK, OK. I voted for Trump. And now I know it was a huge mistake. What do I do?” —Mike America Great Again</i>We all make mistakes. I once paid money to …

Donald Trump

41 Classic and New Poems to Keep You Warm in Winter

Our anthology of winter poems begins with a few classics:<p><b>William Shakespeare</b>,<br>“Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind” from <i>As You Like It</i> (1600)• <b><br>William</b> …

Poetry

36 Classic and New Poems for Reading in Autumn’s Waning Light

Our anthology of poems for the fall season begins with a selection of classics:<p><b>William Shakespeare</b>,<br>Sonnet 73 - “That time of year thou mayst in me …

Poetry

Seeking the famous fork in Frost's footsteps: Poet's time in England shaped many of his well-known works

The woods were cool, a welcome balm on a hot day. Shafts of sunlight poured through the canopy. Slowly, I walked down a track thick with long-fallen …

Canadian News

Classic Who: JFK in His Own Words

Today is the 100th birthday of John F. Kennedy. The young president was struck down less than three years from his inauguration. So we don’t know …

History

How Can You Explain Black Holes To A Kid?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Robert Frost.</i><p>Take a large piece of plastic food wrap (Saran Wrap) and hold it.<br>• Put a small ball …

Astrophysics

Poem of the Week: ‘Birches’ by Robert Frost

Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner, this week I’ll share some verse by a poet my mom loves: Robert Frost. Here’s a bit of Frost’s “Birches:”<p>I’d like to get away from earth awhile<p>This poem, along with two others which appeared in the same issue, marked the first time Frost published his …

Poetry

Winds topple 2 trees planted by Robert Frost near his home

SHAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Two trees planted by poet Robert Frost near his home perhaps as far back as the 1920s have been toppled by high winds.<p>Officials at what's now the Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury say the birch and snow apple trees came crashing down on May 6.<p>Museum director Carol …

Entertainment

NASA Trainer Says Astronauts Don't Have To Be From Rich Families To Go To Space

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Robert Frost.</i><p>Yes. There have been quite a few astronauts that have come from very poor …

Space

The Fact of Feeling in Robert Frost’s ‘Directive’

Robert Frost once described his initial joy in making a poem as “the surprise of remembering something I didn’t know I knew.” As a method of getting at the truth, poetry has no claims to scientific rigor—and that’s not why I read it. Rather, I think of poetry as the fact of feeling: what happens …

Poetry

A Hillside Thaw Poem by Robert Frost

Only Frost could make a poem into a story into a huge moment full of mystery and beauty and human frailties and strength and in so doing make such a …

Poetry

The sun was warm but the wind was chill...

The sun was warm but the wind was chill.<br>You know how it is with an April day.<br>When the sun is out and the wind is still,<br>You’re one month on in the …

Robert Frost: An American Poet Revisits Old Haunts in England

Caption from LIFE. In an English field where 'Surging, the grasses dizzied me of thought' (from 'My Butterfly'), Mr. Fro<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Howard …

Poetry

Robert Frost, 1875

MLA Format<p>The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Robert Frost, …

New York Public Library

12 Timeless Quotes By Robert Frost That Beautifully Capture Life In A Nutshell

Four-time Pulitzer winner, Robert Lee Frost was one of the most popular poets of the twentieth century. His poetry captures and highlights the …

Poetry

Take the Road Traveled by Robert Frost: Rent a Spot in the Poet's Former Home

For lovers of the written word, you can now follow the real estate road traveled by one of America's greatest poets.<p>A one-bedroom, one-bath condo on …

Poetry

Robert Frost and liberalism, by Scott Sumner

Robert Frost once said:A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.This seems very clever to me---I wonder what other people …

Economics

Dust of Snow by Robert Frost - Poems Collection

The way a crow<br>Shook down on me<br>The dust of snow<br>From a hemlock tree<p>Has given my heart<br>A change of mood<br>And saved some part<br>Of a day I had rued.<p>Dust of …

Literature

Paris Review - Nature Is a Chaos, Humanity Is a Ruck

Robert Frost<p>Issue 178, Fall 2006<p>Robert Frost kept notebooks from the 1890s to the 1960s. More than forty of them survive, and they teem with thoughts about life, literature, philosophy, religion, politics, and science, providing a rich if jumbled map of Frost’s fields of mental play. One of the …

Poetry

Mark Schorr, 72, poet who led the Robert Frost Foundation

The grandson of a Hungarian immigrant, Mark Schorr left Chicago to migrate east for graduate studies and then found something familiar and comforting …

Poetry

David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Against Hatred

“A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness…” – George OrwellWell, that Two Minutes Hate is over. As I prepare for Donald J. Trump’s …

Poetry

Robert Frost's “A Prayer in Spring”

Robert Frost's “A Prayer in Spring”<p>Robert Frost<p>Robert Frost's "A Prayer in Spring"<p>Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;<br>And give us not to think …

Poetry

B.C. Mounties rescue family stranded in snow after GPS misdirection

Police asking drivers to abandon the advice of poet Robert Frost and not take the road less travelled<p>British Columbia RCMP are encouraging holiday …

British Columbia

Robert Frost: A 20th Century American Poet and Two of His Famous Poems

Robert Frost: A 20th Century American Poet and Two of His Famous Poems<p>Robert Frost 1874 - 1963<p>The quintessential American poet of the 20th century …

Poetry

How Infantilized Campuses Threaten Our Nation’s Future

What are we to make of higher education when students and institutions respond to the recent presidential election with cry-ins, canceled exams, …

Education

What is the Best College to Attend if You Want to Be an Astronaut?

<i>Which is the best university to attend if one is interested in becoming an astronaut? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Robert Frost, Instructor and Flight Controller at NASA, on Quora:</b><p>There …

News (U.S.)

Mending Wall

<i>Robert Frost 1914</i><p>First published in Robert Frost’s second collection, <i>North of Boston</i>, in 1914, “Mending Wall” is a narrative poem that presents an …

Poetry