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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Comments about The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

  • (7/20/2019 6:00:00 AM)

    The Road Not Taken reveals the mystery behind a confused world. The aspiration of one man wanting to achieve this and that in one time. This desire is subject to making a choice out of many when it is more than one. (Report)Reply

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  • Don Kubicki (7/19/2019 12:59:00 PM)

    A unique poem by a unique author and thinker. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/17/2019 1:38:00 PM)

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  • Jez Brul (7/7/2019 11:00:00 PM)

    I've gone here already...One of my favorites since high school! !
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood...the symbolism is superb! ! !
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  • (7/7/2019 4:40:00 PM)

    This poem is typical of Frost` s poetry, behind the seemingly easy language there is a profound message.
    Yes, two roads. But one cannot travel both so he takes the one with less wear and this is the whole heart of the poem. Why take that one?
    Great poetic expression.
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  • (7/6/2019 8:33:00 AM)

    Just like all the poems of Robert Frost.... Wonderful (Report)Reply

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  • (7/4/2019 6:01:00 AM)

    Wonderful Poem (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (6/24/2019 7:24:00 AM)

    Great poem with an inspiring message. This shows the character of a man- one who treads on an uncharted road must have the moral strength and courage apart from plenty of self-confidence. Here the end and the means towards that end are important. Thanks a lot. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/24/2019 7:18:00 AM)

    Miraculous! ! ! ! ! ! The poem is great and based on true life. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/19/2019 9:15:00 AM)

    Its supee poem (Report)Reply

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  • (6/7/2019 9:10:00 PM)

    I LOVE THIS POEM (Report)Reply

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  • (6/7/2019 8:56:00 PM)

    NICE POEM (Report)Reply

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (6/7/2019 12:36:00 PM)

    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.
    A fantastic poem most profound.
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  • (6/5/2019 12:44:00 PM)

    I love this poem, it reminds me, a very old lady, of my childhood (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (5/30/2019 12:56:00 AM)

    This great poem I had to read in my special paper in PG course! I also taught this poem to my students! I love this great work of Robert Frost, my favorite poet. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/29/2019 6:21:00 PM)

    guys, I LOVE THIS SONG SO MUCH honestly to all those people whose comments are irrelevant, please stop the nonsense. We're here for a poem not your idiotic talk thx! (Report)Reply

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  • Louemile Rosch Mangulabnan (5/28/2019 3:18:00 AM)

    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 coul
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 20, 2016


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