Poems

Robert Frost’s “Blueberries”

Wild berries grow all around Franconia in the summer. It’s not uncommon to see people pulled over on the side of the road, using their shirts as makeshift baskets, filling them with delicious fresh berries to take home—or snack on during the drive.

Here at The Frost Place office, we have Applewood’s hardcover copy of “Blueberries” by Robert Frost. The text on the copyright page reads, “‘Blueberries’ was written by Robert Frost in 1912 and published in 1914 in North of Boston. It may have been inspired by the poet’s great aunt and great uncle’s farm in Amherst, New Hampshire, where young Robert Frost and his sister Jeanie helped pick and sell the wild berries.”

Today we are celebrating National Poetry Month by reading “Blueberries” and thinking of the wonderful berry season to come.

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