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

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/22/2017 2:09:00 PM)


    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.
    Yes, it is the choices that makes us.
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  • Jeanette Telusma (9/20/2017 11:59:00 PM)


    - - I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.- - A very lovely and meaningful poem. Life lessons here, thanks for sharing.
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  • Mario, Lucien, Rene Odekerken (9/17/2017 1:30:00 PM)


    Beautiful poem
    many of us can relate to this poem
    Mario Odekerken
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  • Alwi Shatry (9/12/2017 7:29:00 AM)


    An interesting take on decision making. But I may be missing something here: after deciding to pick one road over the other for reasons stated...having perhaps the better claim
    Because it was grassy and wanted wear there was only passing mention of the choice of the road in that it made all the difference. I am left wondering what it is precisely that made one choice wiser than the other.
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  • Sabita Sahoo (9/6/2017 1:25:00 PM)


    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.
    Beautiful.
    10++++
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  • (9/3/2017 4:43:00 AM)


    Wonderful (Report) Reply

  • (8/29/2017 2:05:00 PM)


    Takes courage to make a decision ...good piece (Report) Reply

  • (8/22/2017 2:14:00 PM)


    Important lesson to be learnt always make right choices when needed (Report) Reply

  • Ash Adetayo (8/22/2017 3:54:00 AM)


    I enjoy this poem..10 (Report) Reply

  • Stuart Munro (8/16/2017 3:46:00 PM)


    Robert Frost I love his poems (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (8/14/2017 10:01:00 AM)


    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.

    - - - - - - - -He chose the road less traveled and that has made all the difference.
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  • Gn Rao (7/25/2017 10:49:00 AM)


    Take the right decision at the right time. Trodden path is easier to cross.Face the world boldly and try new thing.
    That all shows your willingness and taking Risk. Nothing ventured nothing gained.
    Success comes to those who dare and act.
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  • (7/23/2017 6:33:00 PM)


    It takes courage to take that road. But we all summon that courage sometimes (Report) Reply

  • (7/9/2017 7:27:00 AM)


    My grandma told me about this one. (Report) Reply

  • Michael Hopkins (7/2/2017 8:20:00 AM)


    Yes, the less travelled road is less littered and easier to traverse. (Report) Reply

  • (6/13/2017 2:41:00 PM)


    everyone in life reaches a moment where one has to decide and make critical decisions....choices define who we are. (Report) Reply

  • Sixtus Unfailingdreams Osim (5/28/2017 5:10:00 AM)


    When we take the road less travelled by, it means we are doing the things others have done differently and that makes us winners ("And that has made all the difference"). (Report) Reply

  • Sixtus Unfailingdreams Osim (5/28/2017 5:09:00 AM)


    When we take the road less travelled by, it means we are doing the things others have done differently and that makes us winners ("And that has made all the difference"). (Report) Reply

  • (5/17/2017 7:45:00 PM)


    If you want to hear a beautiful song from an artist who uses this poem as lyrics, COPY PASTE this link ]]]] www.youtube.com/watch? v=9fj80UPnATE (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2017 11:30:00 AM)


    I remember reading this a year ago in school. I never truly understood to take the road not taken. It makes a lot more sense now. (Report) Reply

    Yellow Music-door (5/17/2017 7:43:00 PM)

    COPY PAST this link in URL ]]] www.youtube.com/watch? v=9fj80UPnATE

    Yellow Music-door (5/17/2017 7:39:00 PM)

    You may want to consider listening to this song. The artist uses this poem as lyrics, and it is beautiful! https: //www.youtube.com/watch? v=9fj80UPnATE

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 20, 2016


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