Sunday, January 29, 2012

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Jan. 29 - Robert Frost "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by..."
  "I shall be telling this with a sigh,
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood,
and I - I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference"

wrote Robert Frost in "The Road Not Taken."

He first published poems in his high school bulletin and graduated co-valedictorian with the woman he was to marry.

Farming in New Hampshire, Frost wrote poetry and taught at several schools.

After a brief time in England, he taught at Amherst College, the University of Michigan and Harvard. Robert Frost won four Pulitzer prizes, the U.S. Senate honored him with a resolution, Eisenhower invited him to the White House and he read a poem at Kennedy's inauguration.

Frost was a consultant to the Library of Congress and received the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960.

In "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," Frost wrote

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."

Robert Frost died JANUARY 29, 1963.

In a 1956 interview on station WQED, Pittsburgh, Robert Frost stated

"Ultimately, this is what you go before God for: You've had bad luck and good luck and all you really want in the end is mercy."
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