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Robert Frost

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

The Road Not Taken


Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
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  • Binte Ali (9/24/2011 1:32:00 AM)

    this poem is quite interesting and delivers a message which is the voice of every person in different kinds of situations.........: p (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (8/24/2011 5:37:00 AM)

    The road we take can change everything.
    Take a look at my new poems, for michael hicky
    And, boy to a man. Both true storys. Read them
    And tell me what road would you have taken. (Report) Reply

  • Kimani Wa Mumbi (8/24/2011 3:13:00 AM)

    The Bite Not Taken

    Two dogs emerged in the woods
    And sorry I could not run from both
    And remain safe, seconds I stood
    And looked one as much as I could
    Till where its canines had 2 inches grown

    Looked the other, I was dead ’twas crystal clear,
    For it had perhaps the sharper cane,
    Because it was bigger and wanted prey;
    Though as for the standing there
    Had made them look about the same.

    And both growling that morning I feigned
    Their canes ready to get a piece of me.
    Oh, I Usain Bolted out of their way!
    Not knowing where the road led
    I doubted if they would ever get me.

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two dogs emerged in the woods, and I -
    I took the Usain Bolt Challenge,
    And that's the reason I’m still a'ight. (Report) Reply

  • Kimani Wa Mumbi (8/24/2011 3:11:00 AM)

    Frost is my favorite poet. I have tried many times to imitate his poems. Please read this: http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-bite-not-taken/ (Report) Reply

  • Mohammad Akmal Nazir (7/17/2011 11:36:00 PM)

    The poem 'The Road Not Taken' belongs to the category of Frost's lyrics that contain a blend of 'inner lyric vision and the outer contemplative narration.' Apparently a plainly descriptive poem, telling about the poet's going one of the two roads lying before him, it conveys the retrospective musings of a person who has made a decisive choice between two alternatives, hesitation and vacillation between two alternatives. The poem presents a typical human situation comprising uncertainties, both of which seem to be very appealing. The poem was initially published in the Agust 1915 issue of 'The Atlantic Monthly' and was included in the volume Mountain interval brought out in 1916. (Report) Reply

  • T'kisheuna Stewart (10/23/2010 11:53:00 AM)

    I love to read this poem when I'm trying to make the best choice. Sometimes you just don't know in least you take a chance but never take the less travel road. (Report) Reply

  • Dash Black (9/26/2010 3:14:00 AM)

    Dont knw the poets biography but thats absolutely one great poem for everybodys denstiny...that less travelled road is the one that makes the difference really. (Report) Reply

  • Hazyfunshine Speddings (9/10/2010 9:09:00 PM)

    the beauty of poetry is that like art or music we read, hear and see what us as individuals want to do so. it evokes in us what it evokes in the poet.we are all poets, artists and to a degree musiciancs.robert frost was a uncomplicated man and he wrote what he saw. it is us who want to see more in his words. I THINK HE ENJOYED THIS ASPECT AS MUCH A WRITING HIS WORK...oops sorry for the caps, oh well theyre there now. suppose they will be annylised too! 'and I' took the one less travelled by' why why? why not! ! (Report) Reply

  • Hazyfunshine Speddings (9/10/2010 8:58:00 PM)

    the poem was written as a letter to friends back inn england after leaving due to the war.it had no doudle/signifficant or hypotheticall meaning and there were no metaphors to be found. it was simply a letter written to old friends talking of the walks they had together as friends talking and thinking.He misse3d that part of england so dear and it shows in his letter. the only point he may have made in earnest was that all roads lead to where ever you end up in life, and that is a certanty (Report) Reply

  • Sintuja S Sintuja S (6/13/2010 3:58:00 AM)

    the poem ' road not taken' is closely related to my current life..i studied this poem when i was 17 where i have no idea what choices is all about..but now i am 19 where there was a stage i need to pick out my choice..n there is where i really face the reality and importance of choices in my life
    ' yet knowing how ways lead on to way
    'i doubted if i should ever come back'
    this line make me wonder ' am i on the right track? ? ?
    now i know that whatever is done cannot be undone..the poem is simple yet simply superb! (Report) Reply

  • Emma Laoise (6/7/2010 7:26:00 AM)

    “Though as for that the passing there
    Had worn them rally about the same”
    Personally, I do not think Frost was contradicting himself by saying this. I think what he meant was after he traveled this road, he himself wore it down as much as the other one. When people speak of these two lines they seem to forget the words “ the passing there”. He backs this up in the last stanza when he says - 'i-i took the road less traveled by and that has made all the difference' (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (6/1/2010 10:45:00 PM)

    The title is the road not taken.
    So, indeed he did not see a lot of difference in the two roads.
    Even though later, he may have regrets (a sigh) about the choice not taken, most likely will not be brave enough to admit it when he will be old and instead boast about the choice he made.
    This poem is indeed about unjustified glorification of past choices rather than about non-conformity. (Report) Reply

  • Yacov Mitchenko (5/29/2010 1:07:00 AM)

    It has been said, correctly, that this poem has nothing to do with taking 'the [road] less traveled by'. This is not a poem about non-comformity, as suggested by the last two lines. When the poem's read closely, the reader finds that the preceding three stanzas contradict the last 2 lines. In the second stanza, the narrator does say 'Though as for that the passing there/ Had worn them really about the same'. That means that we can't see much difference between the two roads, that in fact, we can't tell which has been trod more. Recall the lines: 'And both that morning equally lay/ In leaves no step had trodden black'. So the poem is about providing happy rationalizations about important decisions we make in our life. We want to feel that we've made the right decisions (especially later in life, when we're old and death approaches) . We would rather feel good about ourselves than bad, that we have made the right choices. This is a dark poem that reveals a common human tendency of bending the facts for the sake of feeling good, although deep down inside we're least certain about the decisions we've made. (Report) Reply

  • Tamara Lofton (5/28/2010 5:52:00 PM)

    actually this poem is not about making the RIGHT CHOICE its just about making a CHOICE. Frost never actuallty said the choice was positive. he was saying you'll never know if the choice u want to make is good or bad until u live it. Also he is saying that dreams are inevitable. To end, Frost was inspired by his buddy he used to take long walks in the woods of London with. they always came to a fork in the road. They also wondered what they would be missing from the other road. (Report) Reply

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