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Robert Frost As poets go Frost 1874-1963 was no longer young when he published his first book of poems A Boys Will in 1913 Though born in San Francisco he came of a New England family which returned to New England when he was ten Like many other writers he had a brief brush with college and then supported himself by various means ranging from shoe-making to editing a country newspaper However he had been brought up on a farm and he liked farming Most of all he liked to write but he could not support himself by writing He was in his late 30s when he moved to England where he issued his first book and found an appreciation for his work he had not found in America At the outbreak of World War I Frost went back to farming in New Hampshire Thereafter although he made many journeys and frequent visits elsewhere he considered the farm his home and its activities remained the focus of his poetry Frosts verses bacame part of a great tradition shaped by the Roman poet Vergil of what is called bucolic poetry-poetry about farming However though he used farm situations in much of his poetry he gave them a wide application He might write about stepping on a rake and describe the feeling when it hit him but he used the incident to show how life gives us bruises Some talents in poetry are used up early but not Frosts He continued to publish fine poetry for fifty years He reached the height of his popularity after World War II If America of the 20th century had a national poet it was Frost He was chosen to read one of his poems at the inauguration of the late President John F Kennedy the first poet ever so honored Because Frost wrote so well for so long it is hard to select poems to reprint Here
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