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(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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  • Business Hippie (11/26/2008 5:15:00 PM)

    beautiful message

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  • Heidi Haskell (11/20/2008 1:15:00 PM)

    Oi! Robert Quilter -
    do you dislike all poetry to 'have a message', or are you just disinclined towards preachiness? because if it's the former, Heaven forbid a poem have a point!

  • Krista Churchill (11/19/2008 1:40:00 AM)

    i like how you wrote this.. its confusing but its okay.. Life can be hard at times.. Confusion does sometimes take over.. hold your head high.. Great piece of work

  • Milan Kaplan (11/14/2008 5:51:00 PM)

    To Lu Wenchao:
    I don't think that you understand the poem since your interpretation leaves out the final line.

    Yes, you can spend all your life wondering what could have been if you did this or that differently. But that is a little banal after some time, isn't it?

    What Frost says is that he chose a road less trodden, less used. That is, he chose his inner impulse instead of tradition and such choice has its consequenses since you are alienated from most people who naturally choose well-trodden paths (therefore they are well-trodden) . Leading such life you have few (or no) authorities to rely on - such life is difficult in a way but it is also absorbing - as it is obvious only few dare...

  • Lu Wenchao (11/2/2008 8:27:00 AM)

    I appreciate this poem very much.The road not taken is really about the deep sorrow of the life.That you have many choices in this world, but you can only choose one.This kind of sorrow has its roots in the time.What I mean is that, the time is like a strecthing line, which can never go back when it passed.So we can only take one possibility of life, which will makes us sad.In the ancient Chinese poems, there are lots of poems concrening the theme of time, but they are very different from this poem.In the Chinese poem, the time is flowing like the river, day and night.So the people will think of the past time and feel a sad mood.What makes them sad is not the choices exsiting in the same time, but the choices between the past and the now.

  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (9/18/2008 10:12:00 AM)

    This has always been one of my favorite poems.

  • 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.!

  • 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.

  • 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.!

  • 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.

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