Robert Frost is one the most beloved poet’s in world history. Born in 1874 in San Francisco, Frost moved to New England as a young man after the passing of his father. His original love for writing began to blossom in his high school years where he would meet his future wife. After high school Robert went on Harvard but could not stay to finish due to an illness and he was always expecting his first child. Sadly, he lost several children due to illness which was common in the 1800’s due to poor medical care. He decided to sell his farm in 1912 and move his entire family to England in an effort to find better options for publishing his poetry.
Honors That Robert Frost Received
Due to the out break of World War 1, Frost moved back to the United States and choose New Hampshire as his new home. He would go on to teach at many different colleges and receive multiple awards including multiple Pulitzer Prize’s for Poetry. He also received over 40 honoring degrees and the Congressional Gold Medal. One of his final honors was when he was chosen to read at a Poem at John F. Kennedy’s Inauguration. He died in 1963 after living a long and honorable life.
What Made Robert Frost A Great Teacher
Robert was a humble man who actually did not consider himself a teacher. He would speak with his student as an equal, getting them to relax and open up to him. He believed that if the mind was relaxed is was more open to creativity. The video below gives a quick look into the life and legacy of Robert Frost.
Writing Tips Inspired From Robert Frost
Creativity through the power of imagination was one of Frost’s key pieces of advice. We all get stuck inside our own minds, creating false limitations and fears of what will happen if we make a mistake or step out of line. In reality, those who produce great works are the ones who don’t fear the opinions of others but are true to themselves to follow their chosen path, no matter how daunting it may seem.
If you are an aspiring writer with dreams to become a well know author it can fee like you are all alone in your journey. Always remember that there are many out there that can help you. There are many writing clubs all over the world with people just like you wanting to connect with others to bounce ideas off and get feedback and advice. For those that are looking for more in depth help there are many book writing services such as the Write A Book Foundation which can help you with every step of the way. From brainstorming, ghostwriting, and publishing.
The most important part to remember is to take joy in the journey of life. You can go through many years of difficult struggle with no signs of lasting success, and then everything can transform. Never give up on your goals and never give into the darkness we all walk through at different stages of life.