Literature Meme — Five Poets — Robert Frost (2/5)
Like the nineteenth-century Romantics, [Frost] maintained that a poem is “never a put-up job…. It begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a loneliness. It is never a thought to begin with. It is at its best when it is a tantalizing vagueness.” Yet, “working out his own version of the ‘impersonal’ view of art,” as Hyatt H. Waggoner observed, Frost also upheld T. S. Eliot’s idea that the man who suffers and the artist who creates are totally separate. [x]
I was reading a Frost poetry book last night, and found myself reading this specific poem through a different perspective…so I went to work…
Robert Frost, “Desert Places”
Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of his generation, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.
The Road Not Taken//Robert Frost
robert frost is one of my favorite poets bc he writes these beautiful, sensitive things and then in interviews when they asked him questions about his writing and stuff he’s like “fUck yOU, you figure it out, dumb asses. gawd.”
“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
literary picspams → nothing gold can stay by robert frost (@holidaysathogwarts)
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
Messed around in my moleskine in between classes