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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  • Clarence Prince (2/20/2017 8:40:00 AM)

    Yet knowing how way leads on to way...
    Two roads diverged into a wood, and I,
    I took the one less traveled by, ...
    My favourite lines, those are!
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  • Irshad Tantry (2/11/2017 10:21:00 AM)

    Just love it
    An amazing poem, (Report) Reply

  • (2/8/2017 3:52:00 AM)

    sometimes the success is with the few! The road not taken....good poem, like it (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2017 2:22:00 PM)

    I get inspiration ecerytime I read it 💜 (Report) Reply

  • Mfoniso Urua (1/15/2017 3:07:00 PM)

    The Road Not Taken
    I came across this poem some years ago and I love it. Sometimes inorder to make a difference we must do the unconventional (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (12/30/2016 1:33:00 PM)

    tom allport
    some times the wrong way turns out to be the right way. (Report) Reply

  • (12/10/2016 6:21:00 AM)

    The truest words word that can be said. Unbelievably amazing to find how Robert Frost could depict a scene and wrote it down like a situation. It is difficult to make the right decision, but "the greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it." (Report) Reply

  • (12/3/2016 12:14:00 AM)

    I like all the difference by Robert Frost....Beautiful ! (Report) Reply

  • Tal Machenry (12/2/2016 10:31:00 PM)

    There's always those decisions you have to make, and the ones that change your life are the ones you probably don't think will make any difference. (Report) Reply

    Mfoniso Urua Mfoniso Urua (1/15/2017 3:03:00 PM)

    Very true

  • Brian Ben (11/29/2016 12:51:00 AM)

    Always valid in life. (Report) Reply

  • (11/24/2016 8:18:00 PM)

    (The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost.) . **We all have stood at the crossroads of life, having to make that all-important decision. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (11/22/2016 1:19:00 AM)

    The right path toward glory is trial-fraught.......
    Beautiful poem....
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/21/2016 1:30:00 AM)

    Perplexity is the nature of man for which he is in dilemma to choose right path. Poet has so nicely presented it in this poem. Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Shareq Rahman (11/17/2016 6:34:00 AM)

    Poets, artists and some other people are creative and non-conformists. They usually take the road less trodden. That road may look nice but have hidden dangers. (Report) Reply

  • R Soos (11/12/2016 10:30:00 PM)

    power in truth
    fascinating how many people love the last few lines and neglect the first part of the poem. as we age and retell stories we tend to exaggerate how big that fish was that we caught when we were 10 years old. Frost says this in a much more poetic way, with a sigh =: -) Ad that's what makes this a great piem, that little sigh =: -) -Rich (Report) Reply

  • Earnest Gatuma (11/8/2016 12:34:00 PM)

    This poem really out speaks much about people and their destiny and for this matter Frost's destiny to be a poet at which I would presume, he had another choice.... (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Loomes (11/4/2016 6:55:00 AM)

    Childish verse
    The virtue of this versifier is that he makes Leonard Cohen look like a good poet. (Report) Reply

  • Ray Miller (10/31/2016 2:31:00 PM)

    Love it!
    One of the only poems that is not a song, that I like and have since the first time I heard it (a very long time ago.)
    I consider it a reference as a choice between Heaven and hell. I chose Heaven and there is no need to go back and check out the other nicer road.
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  • (10/6/2016 9:40:00 AM)

    I like this poem. .nice views (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 20, 2016

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