The historian calls Frost’s time in Derry a key time in the poet’s life, where surroundings gave way to some of the poet’s best loved poems.
“It was the most important part of his life,” Holmes said. “He had to have an experience, and then write about it. And he had those on that beautiful farm.”
He said Frost’s years in Derry helped forge his future as a poet.
“I agree with Robert Frost, there are roads we come to, we choose to take certain roads,” Holmes said. “And that does make all the difference.”
The Frost library program on Feb. 10 is open to everyone and no registration is required. In addition to the Frost program, the library also has an art exhibit based on Frost poetry on the main floor featuring the works of local artists Inge Seaboyer, Judy Krassowski and Corinne Dodge. Call 432-6140 for information.