Sunday, December 1, 2013

100th Birth Anniversary of Robert Frost 26.3.1974

This stamp was released in Derry, NH on 26.3.1974. It was issued to commemorate the 100th Birth Anniversary of Robert Frost.

Born in 1874, Robert Frost won Pulitzer Prizes for his poetry on four separate occasions. This commemorative stamp was issued on the 100th anniversary of Frost's birth.  The First Day of Issue site was Derry, New Hampshire, where Frost wrote a number of his best-loved poems.

Robert Frost (1874-1963). Robert Frost was born in San Francisco.  After the death of his father in 1885, his family moved back to New England.  Frost settled in New Hampshire.  His poems were inspired by the region’s beauty, landscapes, folkways, and speech patterns.  His graceful, plain-language poems are most often set in New England, particularly Vermont and New Hampshire.  Frost won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry four times (1924, 1931, 1937, and 1943).  Congress awarded Frost a gold medal for his poetry in 1960.  In 1961, he read a poem at John F. Kennedy’s presidential inauguration.

India’s first Prime Miniister Mr Jawaharlal Nehru was an avid reader of Robert Frost’s poem’s and used to quote, “But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep” from his poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" a poem written in 1922 by Robert Frost, and published in 1923 in his New Hampshire volume. Imagery and personification are prominent in the work. In a letter to Louis Untermeyer, Frost called it "my best bid for remembrance".

Thank you Merja for this nice FDC.

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