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

  • (3/25/2017 8:31:00 AM)


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

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  • (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

  • (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....
    (Report) Reply

  • 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

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 20, 2016


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