“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost
Frost was born March 26, 1874 in California but grew up and spent most of his life in New England. His realistic depictions of rural life, the beauty of the land, and command of American colloquial speech – all while examining complex social and philosophical themes – may never be equaled.
"Poetry is a simple process," he liked to say. "It's emotion finding a thought and the thought finding its words."
Like every writer Frost hit dry periods, but noted, “Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. It’s the intervals that are the tough things.”
The only poet to win four Pulitzer Prizes, he also was honored with the Congressional Gold Medal and was Poet Laureate of Vermont. A great teacher, he liked to say that education is hanging around until you’ve caught on. “I talk in order to understand,” he said. “But I teach in order to learn.”