America’s beloved poet Robert Frost explores the profound beauty of nature in this collection of his early works. Although he carefully crafts his poems, they are written with the common man in mind so that all may en...more
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I was seventeen. I had just moved from a rather nondescript young suburb in the Midwest to the history-saturated city of Boston, Frost's old stomping grounds. I immediately recognized Frost as a quintessential New Englander. I was struck by the strong sense of ...more
The breath of air had died of cold,
When shoeing home across the white,
I thought I saw a bird alight.
In summer when I passed the place
I had to stop and lift my face;
A bird with an angelic gift
Was singing in it sweet and swift.
No bird was singing in it now.
A single leaf was on a bough,
And that was all there was to see
In going twice around the tree.
From my advantage on a hill
I judged that such a crystal chill
Was only adding frost to snow
As gilt to gold that wouldn't ...more