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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  • Margarita Serova (11/20/2015 2:46:00 AM)

    I really love the rhythm and the rhyme.
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  • Thabisile Mlambo (11/18/2015 11:57:00 AM)

    It goes through the marrow of the soul, asking you which road will you take- with the heart answering: the road not taken, the road forsaken, due to its sacrifice and pain, the road not taken I would choose again and again (Report) Reply

    Graeme Lindridge (11/21/2015 2:00:00 AM)

    long I stood And looked down one as far as I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other

    The poet tells us that of the road he DIDNT take he stood studying for a l-o-n-g time and that he looked down it for a l-o-n-g way until it turned off into the mysterious undergrowth.and disappeared into the wilderness. Wow! Could this be his path to adventure and discovery? No way! Not going to go into the unknown!

    With that, the poet switched instantly to the other road. He took a cursory glance at the grass under his feet and observed it to be worn minutely less than the other road. Obviously, it wanted wear so he took that road.

  • Thabisile Mlambo (11/18/2015 11:55:00 AM)

    It enters through the marrow of the soul into the deeper inner most parts of thought and asks the question- which road will you take? I choose the one less travelled on. (Report) Reply

  • (11/15/2015 6:14:00 PM)

    This is a beautiful poem about loss and regret. It is actually about the 'road not taken', the path or option in life which had to be left, rather than the one he actually took. He would have loved to know what the other road would have revealed to him, or where it would have led but, as in life, we cannot travel both paths and 'be one traveller', and even if we tell ourselves we can always return 'another day', we know deep down that this will not happen as 'knowing how way leads on to way' life's circumstances will change and we will forever wonder what if......? (Report) Reply

  • Charl Cilliers (11/8/2015 11:28:00 PM)

    An iconic poem about choices. Part of human consciousness now. One of my great favourites. (Report) Reply

  • (11/8/2015 8:24:00 PM)

    Maybe he is talking about wanting to be like everyone else yet when the time came he choose.... to be different from others for the fun of it without having any idea where that will lead, thinking he could always come back but deep down knowing well he can never do that.... told in beautiful haunting words... things that we do in whim or for fun has the power to change us forever (Report) Reply

  • Usman Anwar (11/2/2015 11:56:00 AM)

    One of the best poems by Frost (Report) Reply

  • Bakuli Bhakali (10/28/2015 4:17:00 AM)

    one of the common riddle but hard to solve............... (Report) Reply

  • (10/24/2015 10:28:00 AM)

    One of the bet poems written by robert (Report) Reply

  • Gobinda Sahoo (10/23/2015 7:49:00 PM)

    The life is all about taking right decision at right time. In order to be prominent one is supposed to take a road not walked by many. It is better to carve out a new way to be remarkable. (Report) Reply

  • Jack Phillips (10/20/2015 10:05:00 AM)

    oh my god this poems speaks levels (Report) Reply

  • (10/18/2015 5:52:00 PM)

    In the end everything comes down to choices. Someday our choices will make all the difference. This poem always sets my thoughts in motion. It's a great piece (Report) Reply

  • (10/15/2015 7:23:00 AM)

    this poem elaborates well about the diversion paths which one has to choose......beautiful words are used.. (Report) Reply

  • Sayeed Abubakar (10/5/2015 7:21:00 PM)

    A very symbolic and mind-blowing poem. (Report) Reply

  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (9/25/2015 7:54:00 AM)

    inspiring and a beautiful poem like it to read again and again (Report) Reply

  • (9/20/2015 10:00:00 AM)

    This poem reminds me that it is nearly impossible to really know the. consequences of each decision we make. Take getting married. How can we truly know who our chosen spouse will be in 5 or 10 years? Who will I be? Yet this one choice alone can have a profound impact on us for the rest of our lives, especially if there are children. IMHO, life is about the. choices we make every day as well as some that appear to have more impact. (Report) Reply

  • (9/18/2015 2:34:00 AM)

    I love this poem. It shows the dilemmas we face in life, and the hard decisions sometimes we have to make. The right path is not always the nice easy one but our hopes, dreams, morals guide us to it.
    One of my all time favourites!
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    Daniel Hakimi (9/29/2015 10:58:00 PM)

    You have misunderstood the poem. Both paths are the same. The poem is about the narrator's perception, and his incorrect attribution of his good fortune to a choice, when it was in fact pure luck.

  • Anish Debnath (9/17/2015 2:09:00 PM)

    It is really a great poem to learn something.attaining a destiny needs some time estimated to it though there are several paths of time.But we have to be able to choose the path of less torments not of lesser distance because sometimes path, less traveled by takes away the beloved things of our life.although it is not certain that the other path would give us ease. (Report) Reply

  • Julie Kops (9/14/2015 12:40:00 PM)

    One of my all time favorite poems and a great truth namaste :) (Report) Reply

  • (9/9/2015 9:06:00 AM)

    This man be no poet.Is there anywhom can hold my attention to validate an entire read? -Albert George Vinny (Report) Reply

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