Cover image for Selected poems
Selected poems
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Poems. Selections
2001 edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Gramercy Books, 2001.

Physical Description:
224 pages ; 22 cm.
General Note:
Originally published in 1992.
Early poems -- A boy's will -- North of Boston -- Mountain interval.
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
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PS3511.R94 A6 1992 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
PS3511.R94 A6 1992 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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John F. Kennedy said of Robert Frost: "He has bequeathed his nation a body of imperishable verse from which Americans will forever gain joy and understanding." A four-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Frost created a new poetic language that has a deep and timeless resonance. In addition to Robert Frost's first three books, this collection includes eighteen early poems that did not appear in his eleven books of poetry and have rarely been reprinted. Some of these express the idealism of youth inspired by heroic figures of the past. Others are love poems to Elinor White, whom he married in 1895. This book features a deluxe cover, ribbon marker, top stain, and decorative endpapers with a nameplate.

Author Notes

Robert Frost, the quintessential poet of New England, was born in San Francisco in 1874. He was educated at Dartmouth College and Harvard University. Although he managed to support himself working solely as a poet for most of his life and holding various posts with a number of universities, as a young man he was employed as a bobbin boy in a mill, a cobbler, a schoolteacher, and a farmer.

Frost, whose poetry focuses on natural images of New England, received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry four times for: New Hampshire, Collected Poems, A Further Range, and A Witness Tree. His works are noted for combining characteristics of both romanticism and modernism. He also wrote A Boy's Will, North of Boston, Mountain Interval, and The Gift Outright, among others.

Frost married Elinor Miriam White in 1895, and they had six children--Elliott, Lesley, Carol, Irma, Marjorie, and Elinor Bettina. He died in Boston in 1963.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Early Poems
Greece God's Garden La Noche Triste Down the Brook
And Back
Flight Song of the Wave
A Dream of Julius Caesar Caesar's
Lost Transport Ships Parting
To -- Parting Class Hymn Twilight Summering
The Falls
An Unhistoric Spot
The Birds Do Thus Warning Quest of the Orchis
A Boy's Will
Into My Own Ghost House
My November Guest
A Late Walk Love and a Question
Stars Storm Fear Wind and Window Flower
To the Thawing Wind
A Prayer in Spring Flower-Gathering
Rose Pogonias Asking for Roses Waiting
In a Vale A Dream Pang
In Neglect
The Vantage Point Mowing Going for Water
The Trial by Existence
In Equal Sacrifice
The Tuft of Flowers Spoils of the Dead Pan with Us
The Revelation
The Demiurge's Laugh
A Line-Storm Song Now Close the Windows October
My Butterfly Reluctance
North of Boston
The Pasture Mending Wall
The Death of the Hired Man
The Mountain
A Hundred Collars Home Burial
The Black Cottage Blueberries
A Servant to Servants After Apple-Picking
The Code
The Generations of Men
The Housekeeper
The Fear
The Self-Seeker
The Wood-Pile Good Hours
The Mountain Interval
The Road Not Taken Christmas Trees
An Old Man's Winter Night
A Patch of Old Snow
In the Home Stretch
The Telephone Meeting and Passing Hyla Brook
The Oven Bird Bond and Free Birches Pea Brush
Putting in the Seed
A Time to Talk
The Cow in Apple Time
An Encounter Range-Finding
The Hill Wife
The Bonfire A Girl's Garden
The Exposed Nest "Out, Out --" Brown's
Descent or the Willy-Nilly Slide
The Gum-Gatherer
The Line-Gang
The Vanishing Red Snow
The Sound of the Trees