"I turned and looked back up at the sky where we still look to ask the why of everything below": Rare original poem signed and entirely in the hand of Robert Frost

  • Original Robert Frost Autograph Poem Signed.

Original Robert Frost Autograph Poem Signed.

$3,800.00

Item Number: 90471

1933.

Rare original poem signed and entirely in the hand of Robert Frost. One page, the poem reads, “Snow Falling after It Clears In the thick of a teeming snow fall I saw my shadow on snow. I turned and looked back up at the sky Where we still look to ask the why Of everything below. If I shed such darkness, If the reason was in me That shadow of mine should show in form Against the shapeless shadow of storm, How swarthy I must be. I turned and looked back upward. The whole sky was blue. And the flakes still floating at a pause Were like frost Rusts on invisible gauze With the sun shining through. Robert Frost For Ada Snelf March 4 1933 Amherst Mass.” In fine condition.

"The most highly esteemed American poet of the 20th century… T.S. Eliot [in 1959] toasted Frost as 'perhaps the most eminent, the most distinguished Anglo-American poet now living,' whose 'kind of local feeling in poetry… can go without universality: the relation of Dante to Florence… of Robert Frost to New England" (ANB).

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