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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  • Robert Quilter (9/16/2008 2:53:00 PM)

    im not sure this is a poem, i can 'like', but its a poem i can appreciate.
    as an earlier poster said, its full of remose of what could have been..he's saying he 'shall be telling this with a sigh...'.
    i don't 'like' poems that try to put forward messages, images are everything and if they provoke a few feelings..great.! (Report) Reply

  • Palas Kumar Ray (9/15/2008 12:09:00 AM)

    The way we choose makes all the difference.True, quite often we think what could be what if we chose the other way! But alas! There remains no way to return to the wood where the roads diverged. (Report) Reply

  • Stephen West (7/25/2008 10:01:00 AM)

    It's probably all been said
    He is is just about everybody's top ten
    Certainly in mine
    But what do I know.
    I have Marriot Edgar in my top ten too.! (Report) Reply

  • Aswathi Nair K (6/27/2008 6:35:00 AM)

    The Road Not Taken................this poem has inspired me from the moment i was introduced to it by my teacher in school. The poet has illustrated the saying 'Winners dont do different things, they do things differently' with this poem. The less trodden path will always hav many uncleared bushes n obstacles but at the end it will have its own share of beauty that few people hav ever seen. (Report) Reply

  • Jessica Jemima (6/24/2008 6:15:00 AM)

    Fantastic!
    I love it because it's like life... you may choose to take the path that not many have taken before, and you mayn't be able to take the other.

    A bzillion thumbs up! =) (Report) Reply

  • John Vogel (6/13/2008 10:02:00 AM)

    This has always been one of my favorite poems of Robert Frost's, I think for obvious reasons. The flow was perfect, the imagery was nice, the emotion was good but the main thing was the message, this message really had an impact on my life. How many of us have stood at the fork, looking down the easy path one way, the hard (lesser trod) path the other way, and decided to go down the easy road... the one less traveled by? I choose the roads less traveled by, myself, and that truly has made all the difference.

    P.S. Robert Frost was my single most influential poet while growing up and was the main reason I took to writing poetry. Though my favorite poet is Edger Allen Poe... Robert Frost had the most influence over me. (Report) Reply

  • Dominika Gow (5/5/2008 6:05:00 PM)

    I disagree with others disagring al da time. it cuold mean many different things to different people. everyone has there own opinion. everyone has a different interpretation about it. the poem doesn't have one sepecific meaninig.. duhhh (Report) Reply

  • Aliasgar Murtaza (4/25/2008 12:04:00 PM)

    tnks 2 poem hunter 4 putting this online wid out this it was imposible 2 submit my english literature project ontime i love this website a really gud one well done poem hunter (Report) Reply

  • Cc Ff (4/22/2008 11:23:00 AM)

    The road not Taken is adout two path in life. He chose the one less travel to follow his dream.To go a different path in life. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Ellis (3/5/2008 8:41:00 PM)

    Have any of you taken the time to realize that the poem is one of more or less remorse? The poem is not about the road less traveled, it is about the road NOT taken. He isn't saying in the last line that he's glad, nor did he ever hint that either was less traveled, in fact he said 'Though as for that the passing there/Had worn them really about the same, ' Meaning both were traveled equally. And when he says 'I shall be telling this with a sigh/Somewhere ages and ages hence: ' he is saying somewhere down the line he's going to think to himself that perhaps he made the wrong choice even though he is trying to convince both him and others that it had made all the difference. Everyone should be able to understand this by simply reading it and not over analyzing it but taking each word at it's face value. But I suppose misinterpitation is expected when reading the words or a rhetorical geniouse. (Report) Reply

  • Don Suseelan (2/19/2008 5:47:00 AM)

    'And that has made all the difference...' Any person who has taken the road less travelled can hear the sigh within his heart when he reads these lines. You maybe lonely in this road but you made the choice and you will live with it (Report) Reply

  • Yvonne Liggins (2/8/2008 7:38:00 AM)

    This poem is beautifully crafted and the content familiar to everyone poems are personal and are what they are they touch others in different ways depending on personal experience
    and circumstance. Nothing is to be gained by pulling them apart if you enjoy reading a peiece and it touches your heart that is enough (Report) Reply

  • Nia Riz (2/7/2008 6:15:00 AM)

    Guess what! ? .....this poem came for my english exam....this same poem.....nd most of the students had to waste their time by reading the poem and then undestanding it.....but me.....as i loved this poem....and have read it before.....i could do th answers well......and i got full in the reading section/.....thanks a lot poemhunter.....for keeping this poem online (Report) Reply

  • Nancy Chambers (1/29/2008 8:02:00 PM)

    I have loved this poem since I was a kid and I have always wanted to write like this but I took a different road. Now I am going back to 'the road not taken' (Report) Reply

  • Charles Wiles (Best Love Poems) (12/2/2007 6:51:00 AM)

    This is the first poem I ever learned by heart and always an inspiration when I choose to take a different path. There is a small homage to this poem in the words of my poem 'Sometimes'. (Report) Reply

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