Robert Frost | Poetry All-Stars

Robert Frost
1874-1963

After a failed attempt at farming in New Hampshire, Frost moved with his wife to England in 1912. There, he was influenced by the great English poets of the day. His friend Ezra Pound, a famous poet in his own right, helped Frost get his first book published. After returning to the United States, Frost's career as a poet took off, and his numerous books won awards and much praise. During the 1920s, Robert Frost became one of the biggest poetry "stars" in America. Much of his work was set amidst the country life of his home in New England. 

 

The Pasture

I'm going out to clean the pasture spring;
I'll only stop to rake the leaves away
(And wait to watch the water clear, I may):
I shan't be gone long. -- You come too. 
I'm going out to fetch the little calf
That's standing by the mother. It's so young,
It totters when she licks it with her tongue.
I shan't be gone long. -- You come too.

 

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