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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  • Sreelakshmi Revikumar (12/1/2018 4:46:00 AM)

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence;
    After choosing a path, it's not easy to know it's value unless we worked for it. It took the poet ages to understand the reason on the benefits of having travelled through the less travelled path.
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  • (11/29/2018 6:21:00 AM)

    Every time I read this I have to think....I once was offered a road less travelled and didnt take it. I was never offered it again. Where would I have ended up? I think it was fear that made me stay on the well-worn path........? Amazing poem. (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (11/27/2018 3:06:00 PM)

    The great Robert Frost. his poems we studied at the university in literature classes. tony (Report) Reply

  • (11/26/2018 9:28:00 AM)

    the poet has troubled with sigh which is coming from love therefore he has described two women (Report) Reply

    Sreelakshmi Revikumar (12/1/2018 4:49:00 AM)

    Could you please explain why you mentioned two women. I failed to relate the poem that way

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  • Ardyn Ramirez (11/17/2018 4:44:00 PM)

    this poet does make you wonder in which path where life can lead you to (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Kane (11/11/2018 2:56:00 PM)

    Always makes me wonder about the paths I didn't take? This poem will always be in a class of its own as well as the poet. (Report) Reply

  • (11/8/2018 12:16:00 PM)

    from the very day i learnt, sixth std maybe....i knew m never forgetting it. (Report) Reply

  • (11/5/2018 4:04:00 PM)

    powerful (Report) Reply

  • (11/5/2018 3:31:00 PM)

    Excellent (Report) Reply

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  • (10/30/2018 8:45:00 AM)

    Absolutely love the poem. I agree with Aven Bange this is my favorite powem. (Report) Reply

  • (10/27/2018 10:59:00 PM)

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  • Solomon Senxer (10/24/2018 6:19:00 PM)

    who does not love this poem! ! !
    It's too great!
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  • (10/21/2018 10:28:00 PM)

    Excellent (Report) Reply

  • (10/19/2018 12:48:00 PM)

    So many ifs and buts but road not taken will be regret in the end. (Report) Reply

  • Raynolds Moseamedi (10/17/2018 8:45:00 AM)

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  • (10/15/2018 7:05:00 AM)

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    seriously. two roads diverged in wood, O O
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 20, 2016

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