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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  • (7/17/2018 6:52:00 PM)

    I did this in year 6, really good poem (Report) Reply

  • (7/15/2018 4:18:00 AM)

    i liked it a lot i studide it in my school when i was in 5th (Report) Reply

  • (7/14/2018 3:19:00 AM)

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  • Nicole Settimi (7/13/2018 3:35:00 PM)

    The Road Not Taken left an impression on me when I was 12, and forced to memorize it by the school curriculum (and I'm thankful!) , and still leaves the same impression every time I peruse it. Thanks to Frost for a true gem, timeless and gorgeous... (Report) Reply

  • Nicole Settimi (7/13/2018 3:35:00 PM)

    '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. '

    I think the last stanza is the most powerful, especially the last line. It completes an already excellently articulated piece, and Frost was superb. Of the lyric poets he, and his counter-part (in my mind) , Dickinson, had the most amazing grasp on lyrical works!
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    Stephen Loomes (7/15/2018 5:29:00 AM)

    With respect he was an average versifier, much over-rated; please spare yourself awe over this oaf's work which is wrongly applauded- please type in William Blake and find his poem, Auguries of Innocence, and then look at Shakespeare's sonnets, particularly Sonnet 33 and learn what truly great poetry is.

  • (7/11/2018 10:09:00 AM)

    Very nice (Report) Reply

  • (7/10/2018 6:46:00 AM)

    Fab poem it was it motivated us a lot (Report) Reply

  • (7/7/2018 9:57:00 AM)

    Nice poem (Report) Reply

  • (7/6/2018 2:29:00 PM)

    I wish I could meet him (Report) Reply

  • (7/6/2018 2:28:00 PM)

    I love his poems (Report) Reply

  • (7/4/2018 12:24:00 PM)

    Very useful in this era (Report) Reply

  • (7/4/2018 6:13:00 AM)

    can someone give me the meaning of the poem?
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  • (7/3/2018 10:36:00 AM)

    Is this about death or before death the choice to go back to the living world or to move on (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 20, 2016

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