62nd out of 85 books — 26 voters
You Come Too
by Robert Frost
For use in schools and libraries only. A collection of poems chosen by Frost to be read and enjoyed by children (and their elders), including "Acquainted With The Night," "A Patch Of Old Snow," "Not Of School Age, "and "Mending Wall.
Published 1959 by Bodley Head
(first published 1916)
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Jul 06, 2009 Bonnie rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
In this slim volume of 51 poems by Robert Frost, with foreword by Hyde Cox, and wood engravings by Thomas W. Nosan, you will notice that though most of the poems include people, they are all about things that grow; and many are about and for “people that grow” – children.
This collection of clever, observant and compassionate poems – selected by Frost himself for young readers – is recommended reading for Grades 6-8, but I suggest they are poems to be read to and by readers of any age. The book...more
Dec 12, 2010 Kathy rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This short collection of Robert Frost is a nice reminder of why I love his poems. I don't love every poem, but the ones I do love strike such a chord within me that I want to stop and dwell in that moment for a while, savoring the feeling of identification that washes over me. "The Pasture," from which the title of the collection is taken is that short, succinct ring of imagery and beauty that encourages us all to pause and appreciate the simple pleasures. Some of my favorites in this collection...more
I think that this is a very good poetry book. I have always disliked poetry books in the past, until I read this one. The poems in this book are just so good that they took all my years of dislike of poetry and threw it in the trash. The poems are very descriptive, but also leave enough untold that one can use their imagination.
Robert Frost is by far my favorite poet. There are two main reasons for this. The first is his use of colloquial language throughout his poems, and the second is his accurate descriptions of nature. I strive to be able to identify nature the way Frost does, and I hope readers will be able to identify with what I write about, that they will be able to relate to it, and one way of doing that is by using colloquial language.
Flinty, moody, plainspoken and deep, Robert Frost was one of America's most popular 20th-century poets. Frost was farming in Derry, New Hampshire when, at the age of 38, he sold the farm, uprooted his family and moved to England, where he devoted himself to his poetry. His first two books of verse, A Boy's Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914), were immediate successes. In 1915 he returned to the...moreMore about Robert Frost...