The 'Quiet Passion and Spiritual Tenderness' of Robert Frost

The 'Quiet Passion and Spiritual Tenderness' of Robert FrostRobert Frost on his 85th birthday (Wikimedia) The timeless American poet was born 142 years ago today. Frost was plainspoken, pastoral, coolly melancholy, and as easy to misread as he is to quote. He shares these attributes with A.E. Housman, an English poet also born on March 26. And they’re in good company: It’s also the birthday of Sandra Day O’Connor, Diana Ross, and Leonard Nimoy, among other illustrious folks. If any day’s events were to make me believe in astrology, it would be the birthdays of March 26.

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