Poems

30 Days of Frost: “Anybody Want to Hear R. Frost on Anything?”

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For today’s installment of National Poetry Month, check out an excerpt from this “mock circular” in Frost’s own hand, which “playfully describes a series of lectures through which Frost could, as he declares, ‘sort of fool along.'”

 

 

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In The Letters of Robert Frost (Copyright 2014 by the Estate of Robert Lee Frost)

Transcript:

Poetry and Science. Is the conflick irreconcilable? How long will the war last? Piece of Utrecht and other memorable pieces. Aphasia. Pompadour. Nell Gwyn. Resolved that evolution is like walking on a rolling barrel. The walker isn’t so much interested in where the barrel is going as he is in keeping on top of it.

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