A micro-anthology of Robert Frost poems
Some of the absolute best poems in this list are at the end as well at the start. Frost is one of the all time great lyric poets. You really must listen to him wherever possible. There is an album of him reading on Spotify. The "audio" links here are to YouTube.
'Out, Out —', 'The buzz saw snarled and rattled in the yard...'
The oven bird, 'The question that he frames in all but words/Is what to make of a diminished thing.'
Dust of Snow, 'The way a crow/Shook down on me/The dust of snow/From a hemlock tree...'
Provide, Provide, 'Better to go down dignified/With boughten friendship at your side/Than none at all. Provide, provide!'
Mowing, 'The fact is the sweetest dream that labor knows.'
Two Tramps in Mudtime, 'Only where love and need are one,/And the work is play for mortal stakes,/Is the deed ever really done/For heaven and the future’s sakes.'
After Apple Picking, 'I am overtired/Of the great harvest I myself desired.'
Fragmentary Blue, 'Why make so much of fragmentary blue...'
Away!, 'Don't think I leave/For the outer dark/Like Adam and Eve/Put out of the Park.'
In Winter in the Woods Alone, 'I see for Nature no defeat/In one tree’s overthrow/Or for myself in my retreat/For yet another blow.'
Never Again Would Birds' Song be the Same, 'Never again would birds' song be the same./And to do that to birds was why she came.'
The Most of It, 'He thought he kept the universe alone...'