Poetry quote by Robert Frost

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A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness
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"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness"

- Robert Frost

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This quote by Robert Frost talks to the innovative process of writing a poem. It recommends that the preliminary inspiration for a poem originates from a deep emotional place. It might be a feeling of sadness, yearning, or oppression. This emotion is so effective that it is practically concrete, like a lump in the throat. It is a sensation that is so strong that it requires to be expressed, and the best method to do that is through a poem. The poem is a way to catch and interact the feeling, and to share it with others. It is a way to understand the feeling and to find a resolution. Writing a poem is a method to take a sensation and turn it into something gorgeous.

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Robert Frost This quote is written / told by Robert Frost between March 26, 1874 and January 29, 1963. He was a famous Poet from USA, the quote is categorized under the topic Poetry. The author also have 80 other quotes.

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