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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  • (10/15/2018 7:05:00 AM)

    seriously. two roads diverged in wood, O O
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  • (10/11/2018 12:41:00 PM)

    I remember when I was in colledge & we read this poem in my English Lit class. The professor asked us what we felt the meaning of the poem was. I answered he choose a career path that was uncertain and that made a huge difference in his life. I always loved this poem and read it again and again. Joan (Report) Reply

  • Angela Wimberly (10/8/2018 5:49:00 PM)

    I've always loved this poem.. (Report) Reply

  • (10/5/2018 1:27:00 PM)

    So much truth in a brief poem. I wish I had taken many such roads in my life. I've always been too cautious. (Report) Reply

  • (9/28/2018 9:39:00 AM)

    great poem, one of he best and most famous. (Report) Reply

  • (9/25/2018 2:16:00 PM)

    Extraordinary (Report) Reply

  • (9/19/2018 8:41:00 AM)

    keep on making poems it is wonderfull (Report) Reply

    (10/15/2018 9:18:00 AM)

    I' sure the poet would love to do so... but he's kinda dead right how

  • (9/17/2018 4:34:00 PM)

    Because poetry to me has always meant telling a story in a rhyming form, so of course I love this poem. (Report) Reply

  • (9/3/2018 9:43:00 PM)

    I always take the road less travelled. Thank you Mr. Jose Enriquez for introducing me to this amazingly inspiring piece of literature. (Report) Reply

  • Baquee Billah Ahmed (9/3/2018 2:00:00 AM)

    too good.............................. (Report) Reply

  • Julius Saidu (8/31/2018 10:17:00 PM)

    i sooooooooooooooooooooooo love this poem
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  • (8/30/2018 10:18:00 AM)

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  • (8/28/2018 8:56:00 PM)

    i will be joining elocution and this is gonna be my poem (Report) Reply

  • (8/28/2018 4:46:00 PM)

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  • (8/27/2018 7:21:00 PM)

    We always look back upon that weary trail
    That we did not take,
    And always, always wondering if
    It was our great mistake.
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  • (8/26/2018 9:56:00 PM)

    I watch so many of my fellow friends be taking over by drugs and I'm so glad I wasn't.To me that's what this poem is about the path most take in live is the wrong one with doing bad and getting on drugs, but I am glad I took the right path because it really has made all the difference, So if I may say one thing to the young people today. Please stay in School and away from people who are getting into trouble and doing drugs, , . (Report) Reply

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  • (7/31/2018 10:39:00 AM)

    Superb and a real situation in our lives (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 20, 2016

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