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Blog Posted:9/25/2022 9:33:00 PM

On my recent post of "Halloween Fortune Cookies," there were comments referring to Robert Frost. Those then were commented on by others and It appeards there are quite a lot of us who know him well. It wasn't always so.

My first year at college, the English prof assigned the major essay for the year; we should choose a title by Friday. I hadn't made a choice. I wasn't yet used to choosing. Prof. Brewer therefore chose for me: Robert Frost!.Not only did I not know about him; I knew next to nothing about poetry. (My poem for high school class had got me sent to the office because it was about death.)

So, I was really annoyed to be given a task for which I was clearly at a disadvantage. However, never to be vanquished, I learned about Robert Frost, taking out 21 books from the Cleveland Public Library and driving my roommates mad with the strewn pages. Of course I got taken totally in and aced the essay which had grown to enormous proportions!

So here I am, at ninety, still reaping the benefits of my teacher's wisdom. And it seems there are a lot of others like me. So "Hi!" fellow Frosties!



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Date: 9/28/2022 12:30:00 PM
Hello Elizabeth, Robert Frost is my favourite poet. The poem i enjoy to read is The Road Not Taken. It is my fAV. poem. I also enjoy his other poetry. He is my number 1 fav. I have other fav. to. Darlene
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Date: 9/28/2022 3:41:00 AM
I like all of Frost's works one or two to mention are : "Brown's Decent of Willy-Nilly Slide" and "Home Burial". The latter of the two I fully understood when I learned he had a child to die either at birth or in infancy. Sara
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Date: 9/27/2022 5:52:00 AM
Most of the poems I can quote (or snippets thereof) are from Frost. I have visited his home in New Hampshire. He was a great poet, long remembered and rightly memorialized.
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Date: 9/26/2022 8:04:00 PM
One of America's greats, from a time when poetry was different than what's considered great today.
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Date: 9/26/2022 5:46:00 AM
I was in grammar school when I saw him speak at his Derry NH homestead (where the stone wall that inspired the poem is). He died only a year or two later in Boston. I've appreciated it much more in the years since, than as the 6th grader I was then! The home and wall still look the same (I live only 15 miles from there). He lamented those who always tried to "over analyze" his writes saying that he was just writing what he simply thought and that, after all, was what made his writes so "close to home" and uncomplicated. As Monet wrote, "People discuss my art and pretend to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love". The same made Frost special!
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Joe Maverick
Date: 11/6/2022 12:34:00 AM
Really great stuff.' The greatness of Everyday life.. Which resonates with Me, as the ordinary everyday lives Are thegreater mass of the real worlds Consciousness.'
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craig cornish
Date: 9/27/2022 1:13:00 PM
Just a note, I actually recall swinging a birch (Frost readers will know what I'm referring to). Back when I was around 9 or 10 - climbing up the birch and starting to swing side to side (actually, you didn't climb a birch, you shimmied up it)---the trick was not to let it swing so far that it broke--love that poem, because it's real like most of his ARE! Actually it is perhaps my favorite poem of his for so many reasons--think I'll post about it--thanks for the inspiration!
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Elizabeth McCann
Date: 9/26/2022 6:24:00 PM
So generous of you, Craig. I love it that you live near his homestead. He was always direct, his very words evoking the crisp, crackly cold! Elizabeth
Date: 9/25/2022 10:10:00 PM
Good fences (still) make good neighbors, Miss Elizabeth. Wisdom for the ages from a knowing heart. :o)
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Elizabeth McCann
Date: 9/25/2022 11:27:00 PM
Gosh, it just warms my heart to hear it again. Thanks ever so.Elizabeth

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