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
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Comments about The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

  • (2/20/2012 1:18:00 AM)


    Matthew 7: 13 - you truly took the right road that made ALL the difference. God Bless Robert. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/18/2012 6:24:00 PM)


    this is an amazing poem it really shows how strong your writing is! it has spoken to me and i can bet it has spoken to a lot of other individuals! it is truly a work of art! (Report) Reply

  • (2/16/2012 7:08:00 PM)


    The best ever poem that I have read, it's beautiful with great message to all of those whoever else read it and for sure it inspired me to do something defference than other peers in my dailly life in order to stand out in the crowd. (Report) Reply

  • (2/10/2012 11:31:00 AM)


    Very inspiring poem. Winners always choose the way which never taken. That's make the difference. (Report) Reply

  • Joub Kahuria (2/10/2012 7:39:00 AM)


    can believe i found this poem i read it once sometimes back...it is so inspiring (Report) Reply

  • (2/9/2012 9:19:00 PM)


    my father died recently and he liked to believe that if you lived your life in a good way that when you died you would have a chance to go back to some point in your life and choose a different road...when i was planning the funeral this poem came to me, out of nowhere.. (Report) Reply

  • (2/8/2012 9:35:00 PM)


    Interpret and judge if you shall but this is nonetheless a profound inspirational piece. (Report) Reply

  • (2/6/2012 1:37:00 PM)


    The road not taken is the road less traveled. And the road less traveled is more time spent on the xbox. I don't see a down side... (Report) Reply

  • Monet Al-amin (2/6/2012 1:24:00 PM)


    I love this poem so much! Robert Frost is such an amazing poet! (Report) Reply

  • (2/2/2012 10:26:00 PM)


    i wounder how they use to get reparations i like it, but makes me wounder (Report) Reply

  • (2/1/2012 1:16:00 PM)


    This is without doubt the most misread poem ever written. This is a very cynical poem. To paraphrase: I came to a fork in the road. They were both the same. When I am older, I will say I took the one less traveled. It is a poem about our gargantuan capacity for self delusion. (Report) Reply

  • (2/1/2012 1:13:00 PM)


    This is with out doubt the most misread poem ever written. This is a very cynical poem. To paraphrase: I came to a fork in the road. They were both the same. When I am older, I will say I took the one less traveled. It is a poem about our gargantuan capacity for self delusion (Report) Reply

  • (2/1/2012 1:10:00 PM)


    This is with out doubt the most misread poem ever written. This is a very cynical poem. To paraphrase: I came to a fork in the road. They were both the same. When I am older, I will say I took the one less traveled. It is a poem about our gargantuan capacity for self delusion. (Report) Reply

  • (1/31/2012 12:04:00 PM)


    I think He thought it was the road less traveled, when in fact in many cases, the controversial decisions we make are the road less traveled, thus making life what it was always meant to be..what is that you ask? Who can know. (Report) Reply

  • (1/29/2012 11:31:00 AM)


    Someone once asked Robert Frost what the hidden meaning was in this poem. He simple responded by saying there was no hidden meaning. (Report) Reply

  • (1/23/2012 4:49:00 PM)


    It seems a lot of people have misinterpreted the meaning of this poem. It is not in fact, as many seem to have interpreted, about the decision one makes in life, but why one has made that decision. Indeed, in the last stanza, Frost remarks how, ironically, he shall be telling [] with a sigh how he took the one less travelled by when actually the passing there had worn them really about the same. This makes much sense when you take into consideration that Frost himself was unhappy with the road he had taken in life i.e. his profession. To paraphrase my earlier point, Frost's poem tells us that it's not one's decisions in life that defines who we are, but our character. Essentially, the two roads are the same. (Report) Reply

  • Joe Breunig (1/23/2012 2:55:00 PM)


    This is one of my favorite Frost poems; as noted in the last stanza, making the right decision makes the difference in the course of one's life!

    -Joe Breunig
    Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory
    A Journey Of... Poetic Purpose
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  • Lawrence H (1/20/2012 7:05:00 PM)


    This is a very good poem for reflection of our life path we taken and going to take..Most people take easy path to life and they encounter many obstacles along the way too...If we take a road less travel, maybe we can learn much better as a person and a poet...Success is not an overnight matter, it takes many sacrifices and intelligent efforts to reach our aim or achieving our dream. (Report) Reply

  • (1/20/2012 2:47:00 PM)


    Well-written and very philosophical. I very much like this poem, as well as many others of Robert Frost'. I like the simple meaning of his poems, and also the meaning that has comforted me through some very ruff times. This poem is amazing in it's deep meaning and, when we studied it in school, it taught me much and I am probably a much better person (at least better educated!) . (Report) Reply

  • Justin Reamer (1/19/2012 6:52:00 PM)


    The poem is very well-written. It is philosophical. Robert Frost tells us that we can choose any path we can in life. In his poem, he has made a hard adult decision, and he chose the road less travelled. He chose the right path. Thus, he tells us we can take another path, as well. (Report) Reply



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