Since reading" Stopping By Woods" back in high school I've always had an affinity for Robert Frost.The Pulitzer Prize winning author had written much more than that which kept gnawing at me over the years to want to always read more of him. This book is a pretty complete collection of his work and representative of his lifetime of struggle and depression as the poor man had a horrible life. Too much death and loss for anyone to deal with. Now I know why his work took the shape that it did. Not that it was morbidly preoccupied but you get the faint hint of melancholy in much of his poetry.His personal struggle to understand and put things in perspective weighed heavily in his works and he appeared to take comfort in things that would not leave him so suddenly and forever.This book is full of trees, plants, sky and stars,fences and fields,homes, both spooky and comfortable,smart folks, dumb folks,dead folks,rocks,local history and American history.All of it is here and you need not go further unless you are a doctoral student.It includes the work he did for John F. Kennedy's inauguration which the poor man couldn't read because of sun glare.It is a wonderful work and will always be associated with the beginning of Camelot.True, some works were not as entertaining or well done but I can count dozens contained in this book which I have added to my favorites aside from his better known works.There are other books out there but for the common reader, the person who wants a nearly complete collection of a mans works then this collection of Frost will do just fine.Poetry is a very personal thing and to judge a writer based on how I feel is both wrong and unkind. The same piece can affect two people in such radically different ways that to foist an opinion would be criminal unless one is asked. No one is asking so all I can do is tell you that if you are looking for a solid collection to give you a good look at Frost and his works then this book is for you.Buy it, you won't need much else and you will have enough Frost for a lifetime,quite practically all of it and then you can judge for yourself just how good he was.