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Complete Poems Of Robert Frost, 1949

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  571 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
Hardcover, 2nd, 642 pages
Published October 1949 by Henry Hold and Company (first published June 1st 1949)
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Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was bought in error and is not the complete works of Robert Frost, just a selection.
Jun 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: american-lit
Spent my morning with these trying to find RF's critical assessment of fame, how his neighbors come last to recognize him. Turns out, it's not in the Complete, since he was elected Poet Laureate of Vermont (where he'd moved from N.H. forty years before) in 1961, at age 85. Year after he recited from memory at JFK's Inauguration. Wryly, Frost responds "On Being Chosen Poet of Vermont," "Breathes there a bard who isn't moved/ When he finds his verse is understood…By his country and his neighborho ...more
Edlira Dibrani
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
The night light

She always had to burn a light
Beside her attic bed at night
It gave bad dreams and broken sleep,
But helped the Lord her soul to keep
Good gloom on her was thrown away.
It is on me by night or day,
Who have, as I suppose, ahead
The darkest of it still to dread.
Aug 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, re-reading
April is National Poetry Month and, in honor of that fact, I have decided to re-read (or at least skim) and review some of my favorites. For me, that always starts with Robert Frost.

I discovered the poetry of Robert Frost, as I discovered so many things, in college. In my Speech class, one of my assignments required me to deliver a speech including favorite poems. I didn't really have favorite poems. As I searched my memory for what I might use, I remembered the inauguration of John F. Kennedy s
Audrey Greathouse
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was an interesting exercise in just taking in poetry and looking at a poet's life from start to finish. I also did this with Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Collected Works" a little while back, and I have to say that a few poems a day are a wonderful addition to my daily reading regimen. Going through this omnibus cover to cover also had no small impact on my own poetry writing, and I'm glad to have gotten away from the rut my own work was in by looking at the world around me through the borrow ...more
Mar 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
I am rating this although I didn't read the entire book before it had to go back to the library. (I estimate that I read 75%)

My previous experience with Robert Frost's poetry has been mostly of his early poems, so I was delighted to find some new favorites in the later ones. Late or early, my preference is still for the shorter poems, although my admiration for his longer poems is growing with exposure. I think that if I enjoyed those longer poems more I would have given this book 5 stars!
Mar 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Love Robert Frost. Some of my happiest memories include sitting around a few desks with English faculty friends, when I taught at a private school, and delving into the intricacies of a few Frost poems. I also remember sitting in a sauna-like classroom at college during the summer-no air conditioning on a stifling day-and listening to my old, bow-tied professor wax eloquent about Frost and Melville. Days to cherish.
May 12, 2015 added it
Shelves: poetry
Some of his story poems are really enjoyable. It's like dropping into the middle of a conversation and having to pick up the pieces to figure out what is happening. Others of them are tedious. I found some new ones from him that I enjoyed; but mostly reading him requires a lot of quiet which is not one of my luxuries.
Feb 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
My daughter came to visit yesterday bringing this back. She loaned it to one of her friends who returned it to her only two weeks ago. I think it's got more dog-ears now and I'm pretty sure it has acquired a coffee stain since the last time I opened it.
A. Dawes
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
If not the greatest of modern poets, I don't think many would argue regarding his accessibility. Frost is certainly the poet that resonates most with me.
Mar 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
One of the best poets living or dead.
Mar 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, adult
I pick up and read a one or two a night. Into my Own is one of my favorites.
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
Read Frost, over and over. He captures the moments in life. The beauty, the horror, the indecision of a moment.
Don't look into his biography; it'll ruin it.
Amanda C
May 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Great book for the bath with a glass of wine
Rachel Jackson
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
You would think one day I would learn my lesson about poetry: I'm just not into it. I say this every time I read a poetry book, and it's true every time. Despite glowing recommendations, from friends or websites, I try really hard to like poetry but can never seem to get past the stubbornness I've always seemed to hold about works of poetry. It's becoming more and more a futile task.

In this case, one of my friends is a huge Robert Frost fan—to the point that his ex-girlfriend once thought he'd g
Sep 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: classic, poem
Nothing to say to all those marriages!
She had made three herself to three of his.
The score was even for them, three to three.
But come to die she found she cared so much:
She thought of children in a burial row;
Three children in a burial row were sad.
One man's three women in a burial row
Somehow made her impatient with the man.
And so she said to Laban, "You have done
A good deal right; don't do the last thing wrong.
Don't make me lie with those two other women."

Laban said, No, he would not make her l
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, poetry
In elementary school, my teacher hung up a beautiful poster printed with "Acquainted with the Night." The background picture was a dark dreamy urban silhouette, lit by a single street lamp. Sadly, we never covered Robert Frost in class but I read the poem to myself every morning and looked for Mr. Frost's poetry in our school library. I'm nearly thirty now, and as cliche as it is, I still unashamedly love curling up with this book on cold nights. I read "My November Guest" every autumn!
Claire (Book Blog Bird)
Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
In the UK, English teachers don't tend to teach a lot of American poetry - it's usually reserved for university education. I'll tell you, though, they could go further and do worse than to introduce some Robert Frost poetry into the curriculum.

Disclaimer: I'm no poetry buff. I do, however, like a bit of poetry every now and then and I find Robert Frost's poems very accessible and utterly beautiful in their imagery. They remind me of Norman Rockwell paintings. Some of his poems are pretty long b
David Ward
Nov 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: art, non-fiction, poetry
The Complete Poems of Robert Frost by Robert Frost (Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1964) (811+/-). This is the complete collection of his work. “Mending Wall,” “The Road Not Taken,” and “Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening” are the most immediately recognizable. My rating: 7/10, finished 10/25/14.
Helen Powel
Oct 01, 2015 rated it liked it
I do find it harder to read poems than prose. Although some of them are really short they are made to think. This sounds daft, but I do read to escape I find at least at this moment. I want to get lost in a story. I will try again in another phase of my life :-)
Sep 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Given four stars on the merit of mainly his prose poems, which I couldn't love more. The rest of Frost, for me, is generally take it or leave it.
Feb 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
His poetry has so many levels! Love his writting!
Zafirah Muhammad
We had to read Robert Frost in 3rd and 4th grades. I still remember some of the poems that we had to memorize. lovers of poetry don't miss this book
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Of course, not all the poems in a complete collection are going to be amazing. But enough of these are to merit 5 stars. It should be on the shelf of every poetry lover.
Shana Charles
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have promises to keep,
and miles to go before I sleep,
and miles to go before I sleep.
Jun 06, 2009 marked it as to-read
i like the poem MY NOVEMBER GUEST the best.
Robert Whaley
Jan 09, 2016 rated it did not like it
Tim Carlson
Nov 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Great American poetry.
May 08, 2008 added it
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Rereading Mountain Interval specifically...
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Flinty, moody, plainspoken and deep, Robert Frost was one of America's most popular 20th-century poets. Frost was farming in Derry, New Hampshire when, at the age of 38, he sold the farm, uprooted his family and moved to England, where he devoted himself to his poetry. His first two books of verse, A Boy's Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914), were immediate successes. In 1915 he returned to the ...more
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