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Robert Frost (1874-1963), four-time Pulitzer Prize winning American poet, teacher and lecturer wrote many popular and oft-quoted poems including “After Apple-Picking”, “The Road Not Taken”, “Home Burial” and “Mending Wall’ A Hundred Collars

A Servant to Servants
After Apple-Picking
Dust of Snow
Fire and Ice
For Once, Then Something
Good Hours
Good-bye, and Keep Cold
Home Burial
Mending Wall
Neither Out Far Nor In Deep
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Once By The Pacific
Putting in the Seed
Spring Pools
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
The Black Cottage
The Code
The Death of the Hired Man
The Fear
The Generations of Men
The Housekeeper
The Mountain
The Oven Bird
The Pasture
The Road Not Taken
The Rose Family
The Self-seeker
The Sound Of The Trees
The Star-Splitter
The Tuft of Flowers
The Wood-Pile
To E. T.
At times bittersweet, sometimes ironic, or simply marveling at his surroundings, one can also see autobiographical details in Frost’s works; he suffered devastating losses in his life including the untimely deaths of his sister, two of his children and his wife. He knew the soul’s depths of psychic despair but was also capable of delighting in birch trees ‘loaded with ice a sunny winter morning’. While memorialising the rural landscape, vernacular, culture and people of New England in his traditional verse style, his poems also transcend the boundaries of time and place with metaphysical significance and modern exploration of human nature in all her beauty and contradictions. Though not without his critics, millions of readers the world over have found comfort and profound meaning in his poetry and he has influenced numerous other authors, poets, musicians, and playwrights into the 21st Century. •Robert Lee Frost (named after Southern General Robert E. Lee) was born on 26 March 1874 in San Francisco, California to Isabelle...

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