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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  • Ronald James De Langen (11/18/2011 5:57:00 PM)


    Awesome poem, great advice to live by! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • (10/8/2011 1:17:00 AM)


    I love this poem was doing it in grade 11 its really great (Report) Reply

  • (9/25/2011 4:19:00 AM)


    this poem is delivring a very good message which is true i like this poem nice poem..... (Report) Reply

  • (9/24/2011 4:25:00 AM)


    The delimma faced by most people is what the poet exprsess through this
    amazing poem..........the voice of a common man n one of the best given by Robert Frost....
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  • (9/24/2011 1:34:00 AM)


    very good and a true poem............ nice: p (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • (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.
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  • 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

  • (8/8/2011 4:43:00 PM)


    i love this poem so much.robert frost is a real great writer! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • (6/1/2011 11:47:00 AM)


    Beauty full... We did The poem in Class Got me Thinking... (Report) Reply

  • (2/22/2011 12:14:00 PM)


    This Is a Really Awesome Poem......
    I remember it from i was 10
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  • (2/21/2011 8:13:00 AM)


    one of my favorite poems of Robert Frost. (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • Thomas Duncky (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

  • (9/23/2010 7:07:00 PM)


    Frost is speaking about choosing to be Christian. :) . (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • (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

  • (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



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