Thursday, March 26, 2015

Robert Frost’s Birthday ~ 16 March 1874

The Frost Farm, Derry, New Hampshire

Although we all think of him as a New England poet, did you know that Robert Frost was born in San Francisco, California on 26 March 1874?  His father was a Southern sympathizer during the Civil War, and so he was named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee.  Frost’s roots run deep in the Granite State. He is a descendant of Nicholas Frost who arrived in New Hampshire in 1634.  You can read more about his ancestry at my previous blog post HERE.

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

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