Uprooted: Robert Frost
5/1/2008
A trivial look at famous family trees.

The Quiz Less Taken

Say goodbye to an old man's winter night and stopping by woods on a snowy evening. April is National Poetry Month, which means it's time for a prayer in spring and to honor one of America's best-loved poets. Robert Frost, the son of William Prescott Frost Jr. and Isabelle Moodie, was born March 26, 1874. After unsuccessfully starting his adult life as a farmer, in a boundless moment, he turned to teaching and writing poetry. His works won him four Pulitzer Prizes (in 1924, 1931, 1937 and 1943), and never again would bird's song be the same. Along with immortalizing New England rural life — including fireflies in the garden, apple picking, and a tree fallen across the road — Frost served as poet laureate and spoke at the inauguration of President Kennedy in 1961. Two years later; he died at the age of 88.