Robert Frost

(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

The Road Not Taken - Poem by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Comments about The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

  • Rookie - 147 Points Aira Lopez (5/2/2015 10:31:00 AM)

    This is one of the poems that even I read a thousand times, it will be okay cause a great pom like this is not ignore but it must be seen :) (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 277 Points Joen Coronel (5/1/2015 8:40:00 AM)

    My favorite poem made my R. Frost (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 263 Points Ravi A (4/28/2015 12:44:00 PM)

    Many people are like that. They wish to take challenges in life and make stunning discoveries as they travel by the less beaten path. A poem with a message. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 92 Points Fayeda Vanimel (4/28/2015 12:40:00 AM)

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.....
    :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 49 Points Ronnie Forest (4/25/2015 4:25:00 AM)

    This poem is so fascinating. Great. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 79 Points Therecis Owl (4/24/2015 3:52:00 PM)

    It is a common misconception that in life we have to maintain what is commonly accepted as normality. Robert Frost challenges this. The road less travelled by is the Poet's way of telling us that he did not accept the norm he lived beyond the limitations set by others. Walt Whitman is another who challenged the conventional poetry of his time. After all Extraordinary Men PROPEL us Forward, It is our duty to BREAK the law. - The New Vision. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 7 Points Iris Da Coutal (4/20/2015 8:39:00 PM)

    To me, this poem is not about two forest paths, but about choices in life. The traveler took the road that not as many people had chosen, because it was grassy and wanted wear. He reflected on it, thinking sadly that he had chosen the wrong path. He took the one less traveled by. And to him, that has made all the difference. It tells us that we should not be swayed by what other people do, such as taking a path just because it was more worn. i concede. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,011 Points Mark Arvizu (4/20/2015 11:26:00 AM)

    I find it fascinating how choices and timing make for big differences in our lives. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 49 Points Chhavi Kad (4/18/2015 2:50:00 PM)

    The theory of all the dilemnas we come across in life well reflected in this beautiful piece of poetry... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,185 Points Edgar Stevens (4/17/2015 10:19:00 AM)

    take the road, , no matter what..take it..or leave it.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Emma Ward (4/16/2015 10:42:00 AM)

    i have memorized this poem and i love it! ! ! it tells us to take the best path in life and not the worst. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 92 Points Indranil Bit (4/13/2015 3:48:00 AM)

    The noble messengers told us several time and in all ages. Who listens! we all think ourselves cleverer by nature. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points pratyush gautam (4/11/2015 6:25:00 AM)

    what a nice poem yar (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 684 Points Leloudia Migdali (4/4/2015 3:39:00 PM)

    Lovely poem! Deep message through simple words (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 684 Points Leloudia Migdali (4/4/2015 3:38:00 PM)

    Deep message through simple words! I love this poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Makala Weaver (4/2/2015 2:20:00 PM)

    Precious details (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 27,526 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/1/2015 9:56:00 AM)

    A great poem from the great poet. In real life the humans always confuses to which direction or road we have to select. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Baljinder singh (3/31/2015 10:21:00 AM)

    Awsome (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 29 Points Logan Reed (3/23/2015 5:21:00 PM)

    It is a very well written and thought out poem, it describes how someone could take a risk, or take the easy way out, but mostly everyone takes the smooth grassy path, but the smart people who challenge their minds, take the rocky, bumpy path that is hard to travel and very tiring, but they keep on going through determination. He always amazes me with his rhythm and other poetic devices. He also takes a simple thought and extends it in an exeedingly amazing way that (I admit) I wish I could do myself. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 45 Points Joshua Simpson (3/22/2015 8:25:00 AM)

    Really love this poem vary good (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 7, 2014

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