Monday, March 26, 2018

March 26 – Robert Frost’s Birthday

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?  We also think that all New England Yankees were progressives and abolitionists, but Robert Frost's father was a Southern sympathizer during the Civil War.  His son was named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee.  Just like his life, Frost's poetry is full of layers of irony.

Frost’s roots run deep in New Hampshire. 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.  You can also search my blog for many posts written about his homestead in Derry, New Hampshire. 

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.

                                                                                              - Robert Frost 


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "March 26 – Robert Frost’s Birthday", Nutfield Genealogy, posted March 26, 2018, ( accessed [access date]). 

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