My first encounter with Robert Frost was in the Simon & Garfunkel song “Dangling Conversation

As you read your Emily Dickinson and I my Robert Frost
And we note our places with bookmarkers
And measure what we lost

At that time, when I was still in school, I didn’t really know who or what was Robert Frost. The next encounter was when I came across various quiz questions about the poem that was on Pt Nehru’s table around the time he died.

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.

So over time I did do some reading of Robert Frost. Now, with Sanjeev doing his daily poetry tweets on Robert Frost, it triggered me to write this post.

I found this video of the bio of Robert Frost – a slideshow with Kansas doing Dust in the Wind in the background

Listen to Robert Frost reciting The Road Not Taken.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Awesomeness it is.

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One thought on “Poetry Post: Robert Frost

  1. If you liked those two excerpts from Frost’s poetry, do read these two sites to read more about his two most famous poems “The Road not taken” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” (the poem with the “miles to go…” lines.)
    http://www.english.illinois.edu/Maps/poets/a_f/frost/road.htm
    http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/51.html

    http://www.english.illinois.edu/Maps/poets/a_f/frost/woods.htm
    http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/155.html

    Also, a treasure trove of links and essays about Frost, for those really interested in reading more about him.
    http://www.ketzle.com/frost
    http://www.english.illinois.edu/Maps/poets/a_f/frost/frost.htm

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