A Boy's Will

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1st World Publishing, Sep 1, 2004 - Poetry - 48 pages
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - ONE of my wishes is that those dark trees, So old and firm they scarcely show the breeze, Were not, as 'twere, the merest mask of gloom, But stretched away unto the edge of doom. I should not be withheld but that some day Into their vastness I should steal away, Fearless of ever finding open land, Or highway where the slow wheel ours the sand. I do not see why I should e'er turn back, Or those should not set forth upon my track To overtake me, who should miss me here And long to know if still I held them dear. They would not find me changed from him they knew-Only more sure of all I thought was true.
  

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Frost's first book of poetry, and an enjoyable read. Read full review

Review: A Boy's Will

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Frost's first book of poetry, and an enjoyable read. Read full review

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Contents

Into My Own
11
Ghost House
12
My November Guest
13
Love and a Question
14
A Late Walk
15
Stars
16
Storm Fear
17
Wind and Window Flower
18
In Neglect
27
Mowing
28
Going for Water
29
Revelation
30
The Trial by Existence
31
In Equal Sacrifice
34
The Tuft of Flowers
36
Spoils of the Dead
38

To the Thawing Wind audio
19
A Prayer in Spring
20
Flowergathering
21
Rose Pogonias
22
Asking for Roses
23
Waiting Afield at Dusk
24
In a Vale
25
A Dream Pang
26
Pan with Us
40
The Demiurges Laugh
41
Now Close the Windows
42
A Linestorm Song
43
October
44
My Butterfly
45
Reluctance
47
Copyright

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Robert Frost, the quintessential poet of New England, was born in San Francisco in 1874. He was educated at Dartmouth College and Harvard University. Although he managed to support himself working solely as a poet for most of his life and holding various posts with a number of universities, as a young man he was employed as a bobbin boy in a mill, a cobbler, a schoolteacher, and a farmer. Frost, whose poetry focuses on natural images of New England, received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry four times for: New Hampshire, Collected Poems, A Further Range, and A Witness Tree. His works are noted for combining characteristics of both romanticism and modernism. He also wrote A Boy's Will, North of Boston, Mountain Interval, and The Gift Outright, among others. Frost married Elinor Miriam White in 1895, and they had six children--Elliott, Lesley, Carol, Irma, Marjorie, and Elinor Bettina. He died in Boston in 1963.

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