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
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Comments about The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

  • (11/27/2012 4:11:00 PM)


    Its easy to take the path already chosen by others, tested and frequented by many but really difficult to take the other path where the person doesn't know what difficulties he may face and what would be the consequences of such decision. (Report) Reply

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  • (11/26/2012 3:26:00 PM)


    This is very uplifting! Robert manages to relate to almost anyone who reads this poem regardless of how exclusive it sounds. Timeless! (Report) Reply

  • Angel Plant (11/23/2012 2:11:00 PM)


    I love this. Well done. It is exciting and delightful. (Report) Reply

  • (11/18/2012 7:45:00 PM)


    I think people assume that he felt he made the right decision to take the path he did and overlook the part where he says that he will be telling it with a sigh. I think he actually regrets the choice he made. (Report) Reply

  • (11/14/2012 6:29:00 PM)


    this poem makes my heart ache with choices to be made (Report) Reply

  • (11/11/2012 9:40:00 AM)


    Life often brings us to a fork of choices...where there are many a different paths & routes to the one or different conclusions. It is our own freedom to decide which way to go. Life is such... A good decision is one which ends with a positive note...again ENDS with a positive. So its always a difficult decision to start.
    PEACE n LOVE...to all
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  • (11/8/2012 9:50:00 PM)


    *melt* MARRY ME! ! ! haha, someday can i take a walk with another road? (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Vanderlip (11/7/2012 1:02:00 PM)


    I believe he is saying he did not really take the less traveled road. He knows he will admit this later in life. We rarely regret the thing we have done, but often think about the chances we did not take. The old “if I had done this or that, where would I be today”

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence
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  • (11/4/2012 5:26:00 AM)


    So emotive, this is my go to poem when I start questioning myself. (Report) Reply

  • Len Webster (10/30/2012 5:13:00 PM)


    Justifiably one of the classics... (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (10/20/2012 9:27:00 AM)


    Lovely. One should attempt to probe what is not known hitherto because the life is too short to be wasted in popular persuits. Life should be meaningful and explored to the hilt. (Report) Reply

  • (10/15/2012 9:36:00 PM)


    Ive learnt this poem in class tenth. I love it as much now as i love it then. A deep meaning conveyed. Awesome. (Report) Reply

  • (10/12/2012 12:39:00 PM)


    yU GIES R DUM ND LIK PP (Report) Reply

  • (10/3/2012 5:02:00 PM)


    i love your writing. you make cry. can i get tips? (Report) Reply

  • (10/3/2012 5:00:00 PM)


    This is so deeep im very touched.your a pro. can i get your advice? (Report) Reply

  • (9/28/2012 9:10:00 AM)


    One of my all-time favourites. Decisions, and the fact that some are final. Lovely. (Report) Reply

  • (9/27/2012 6:00:00 AM)


    The most beautiful lines in this poem are saved for the last. He knew the decision that he has to make wont be an easy one and hence many years later, he might actually remember this heaving a sigh. The decision that he made is sure to make a difference in his life! (Report) Reply

  • (9/8/2012 1:31:00 AM)


    A most captivating and philosophical poem and no doubt a life metaphor.
    My take is that he took neither road (did not follow anyone) , he marked the folk where the roads diverged and then made he’s own path “in leaves no step had trodden black”. The metaphor for me is to follow your own dreams and make your own way in life and that is what will make the difference.
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  • Stevie Taite (9/5/2012 2:55:00 PM)


    The roads could be a metaphors for women or relationships. Someone who was an outcast with few friends could be the road he chose because he saw something in them that no one else had seen.
    It could be about a life changing decision to try a new way of doing something that has always existed but no one believed it could work. What ever the message, and I believe it has multiple possible interpretations, it is a captivating poem!
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  • Milan Van Zuyen (8/29/2012 2:55:00 AM)


    I was once told that this poem is Frost using a metaphor to talk about death...something that i always found incredibly moving and beautiful. Even if it isn't necessarily the intended hidden message i still think it's a powerful piece of poetry. (Report) Reply



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