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One of the most important poets of the 1920's was Robert Frost. Was born in 1875 and grew up to become a farmer, as few of his poems would be published. In 1912, he sold his farm to write for a living in England. His new life style was a risk, but it was in the end extremely successful. By 1914, he published A Boy's Will and North of Boston. These poems and monologues were so successful, he move back to the U.S. to write and teach at several Colleges. At this time, his works consisted of Mountain Interval, West-Running, A Further, A Masque of Reason, and In the Clearing . Below appears one of our favorite poems by Robert Frost.


The Aim Was Song
by Robert Frost - 1923

Before man came to blow it right
 The wind once blew itself untaught,
And did its loudest day and night
 In any rough place where it caught;

Man came to tell it what was wrong:
 It hadn't found the place to blow; It blew too hard--the aim was song.
 And listen--how it ought to go!

He took a little in his mouth.
 And held it long enough for north
To be converted into south,
 And then by measure blew it forth.

By measure. It was word and note,
 The wind the wind had meant to be--
A little through the lips and throat.
 The aim was song--the wind could see.