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
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


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  • (12/13/2017 1:55:00 PM)


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  • (12/12/2017 11:50:00 AM)


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  • (12/12/2017 11:45:00 AM)


    This is my favaorite poet. Maya Angelou is worse and she by standards is the greatest. (Report) Reply

  • (12/12/2017 11:43:00 AM)


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  • (12/6/2017 6:35:00 PM)


    one of our great poems: the choices we make in our youth affect the entire journey of our life. what a terrific wisdom Frost has imparted, so simple, so correct. it's, open to much interpretation but what it means to the reader is all that matters. (Report) Reply

    Davante P. (12/12/2017 11:46:00 AM)

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  • (12/6/2017 12:18:00 PM)


    When you come to the fork in the road, take it Yogi Barra (Report) Reply

  • (12/5/2017 1:00:00 PM)


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  • (11/30/2017 8:28:00 AM)


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  • Sandra N Sneed (11/29/2017 4:57:00 PM)


    The Road Not Taken is one of my favorite Robert Frost poems because it is about reflection of self and the what if's we all experience in life. (Report) Reply

  • Jesking Amu (11/27/2017 11:14:00 AM)


    beautiful start, and a stunning climax... i really realate. (Report) Reply

  • (11/27/2017 9:49:00 AM)


    I have no interpretation but is it all right to just marvel and stand in awe of Mr. Frost. (Report) Reply

  • (11/23/2017 9:43:00 PM)


    Remembering this poem some years ago, I made a life-changing decision based upon it. It made all the difference in my life by taking the road less taken! All for the good! How blessed I am now because of it. (Report) Reply

  • Vishorag Shadja (11/23/2017 12:20:00 PM)


    Everyone interprets this in their own way. The road less traveled, or the same destination from a different route....? ? ! (Report) Reply

  • (11/19/2017 2:26:00 PM)


    How many people don't read the irony? Both roads are the same! ! There is no difference...
    Though as for that the passing there
    Had worn them really about the SAME

    And BOTH that morning EQUALLY lay
    In leaves no step had trodden black

    Frost is sending you up. It doesn't matter which path you take because some people will always sigh and either regret the road they didn't take or will swear blind that what they did was right.
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  • (11/18/2017 3:51:00 AM)


    Amazing.the writer has a brilliant idea.nice one. (Report) Reply

  • (11/17/2017 6:17:00 AM)


    superb (Report) Reply

  • Lea- Beima Dorestin (11/16/2017 10:37:00 PM)


    This poem speaks volume especially for the ones of us who are aren't afraid to stand out and go against the norm. Nice work! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 20, 2016


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