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"Stopping by woods on a snowy evening," he wrote, and "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood." By his own admission, America's most beloved New England poet "had a lover's quarrel with the world."

 

   

Just downhill from the Bennington Battle Monument in Old Bennington, the burial ground next to the historic Old First Church (founded in 1762) is the site of poet Robert Frost's grave.

Wander downhill through the churchyard and turn right at the first side path, then left at the next, and eventually on the right you'll see several large gray rectangular granite monuments laid on the earth.

One bears a familiar name—the name of America's most beloved New England poet.

Robert Lee Frost, it reads, Mar. 26, 1874—Jan. 29, 1963.

I had a lover's quarrel with the world.

Though born in San Francisco in 1874 (of New England stock), Robert Frost moved to New England at the age of 10; and though he moved to England (1912) to pursue his literary ambitions, Robert Frost could only have been a New Englander.

He tried to be a farmer but, by his own admission, had little success. As a poet of natural beauty, wonder, and the understated, he was an all-time master.

His silent grave in the churchyard of Old First Church is now a place of pilgrimage for Americans who have been touched by his art—among them, me.

—by Tom Brosnahan



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Robert Frost's gravestone, Bennington VT

Robert Frost's Grave, Old First Church
graveyard, Bennington VT.

Old First Church, Bennington VT