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

  • (5/17/2017 7:45:00 PM)


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  • (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)

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

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  • (5/6/2017 6:58:00 AM)


    Small choices make all of the difference. (Report) Reply

  • (4/24/2017 7:41:00 AM)


    We have choices in life in which we cannot change once we choose. (Report) Reply

  • Rajesh Thankappan (4/22/2017 7:23:00 PM)


    I think what the poet wants to say is that the small, small decisions that we make Iin thr present makes a gulf of a difference in the future. (Report) Reply

  • (4/20/2017 8:05:00 AM)


    My greatest poem so far. (Report) Reply

  • (4/19/2017 1:15:00 AM)


    I took the one less traveled by.
    If only we could stop caring about what would people think of me?
    (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren (4/16/2017 12:13:00 AM)


    I love this one........ (Report) Reply

  • Oratile Diratsagae (4/14/2017 11:47:00 PM)


    this is so good. peace (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (4/13/2017 11:46:00 PM)


    A very good poem. Thank you Robert Frost. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Mawadri (4/13/2017 2:57:00 PM)


    great poem.......... (Report) Reply

  • (4/11/2017 6:47:00 AM)


    Life itself has several chances to take only one at a time. But one must make good resolution which should not hurt or regret laterdsdfe (Report) Reply

  • (4/7/2017 10:32:00 AM)


    Life itself has several chances to take only one at a time. But one must make good resolution which should not hurt or regret later. (Report) Reply

  • (3/25/2017 8:31:00 AM)


    This is a very good work. I like this poem a lot. (Report) Reply

  • (3/23/2017 5:52:00 AM)


    I taught this poem to many students and everyone was and is happy.How to read this poem for those who cannot see but can hear.please help me to help. Them. Even to all my students and those who wish to hear and read with me. (Report) Reply

  • Baharak Barzin (3/21/2017 4:03:00 AM)


    Well written and so inspiring (Report) Reply

  • Alex Sarich (3/6/2017 11:24:00 AM)


    one of my best all time poems. (Report) Reply

  • (2/27/2017 10:29:00 AM)


    The paths being described as essentially identical, all the difference is made by telling himself that his choice was more unique. A delightful ironic commentary. (Report) Reply

  • 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!
    (Report) Reply

  • Irshad Tantry (2/11/2017 10:21:00 AM)

    Just love it
    An amazing poem, (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 20, 2016


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