Robert Frost

(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

The Road Not Taken


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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  • Tony Walton (8/22/2012 6:29:00 AM)

    Read my poem 'Roads To France' to see the influence this fine poem had on his close friend Edward Thomas. (I would also confirm that Stacey R. is right on the money about this one.) (Report) Reply

  • Mike M. (8/19/2012 2:17:00 AM)

    Sorry to all for the duplicate... it seems I'm having PC problems. But I have a PS... the key to unlocking the meaning of the poem is the interpretation of the word sigh as Stacey R. pointed out! :) To all... enjoy thinking deeper! (Report) Reply

  • Mike M. (8/19/2012 2:11:00 AM)

    To all... sorry about the duplicate. I had a PC problem! But as a PS... the key to unlocking the meaning of the poem is sigh as Stacey suggested! (Report) Reply

  • Mike M. (8/19/2012 12:56:00 AM)

    Stacey R. - I don't know you, but I LOVE you! In my opinion, you TOTALLY got it! I have long loved this poem and almost consider it as a metaphore of my life. You are obviously INTELLIGENT and DEEP! :) (Report) Reply

  • Yazoony issa (8/17/2012 1:38:00 PM)

    one of the most famous poems in the history of earth is the road not taken its really amaizing poem and i say i wish everybody buy or borrow the page and read it thanks to all the comment i wish u enjoy the story (Report) Reply

  • Tony Hanes (7/29/2012 5:35:00 PM)

    I agree with Stacey R. I was thinking the exact same thing. As humans, we actually believe we hold our fate in our on hands with decisions. This is not all the way true. In some cases, yes. Overall, not so much. -Tony (Report) Reply

  • Stacey R. (7/16/2012 11:05:00 PM)

    I have a slightly different interpretation of this poem. If you read carefully, you can see that both paths are worn really about the same, meaning that both roads have been traveled on (or not traveled on) equally. When he claims that he took the road less traveled by at the conclusion of the poem, you will notice that he says this statement with a sigh, meaning that ultimately, he can't be sure of his fate. He is, in essence, anticipating his own remorse or regret that may result from his chosen path. I think this poem means that we can never be sure of how our choices will play out; as much as we want to believe that we are in full control of our future, every decision we make results in a careful combination of both chance and choice. No matter what road we take, we will always wonder what might have happened, had we traveled a different route. (Report) Reply

  • Denvor Fernandez (7/8/2012 12:25:00 AM)

    The road is our life. The road is our soul place. The woods represent nature, which moulds us in our travel. (Report) Reply

  • Missy Me (7/5/2012 12:01:00 PM)

    Basically, this is about life and our choices to either follow th crowd by taken the road that everyone travels or by going our own way and taking the road less travelled which is usually the best road. Most people go after fun and excitement without any thought of the future therefore taking the broad road that everyone else takes. The best decisions to to take the path that will benefit you most in the end after it's all said and done and that is the road less travelled. (Report) Reply

  • Missy Me (7/5/2012 11:57:00 AM)

    The line should be; Oh, I kept the first for another day not marked the first. (Report) Reply

  • Tarra Pynecone (6/29/2012 5:30:00 PM)

    Why isnt this poem rated 10/10? It's a great work of art.
    My English teacher showed this to me. Its the most inspiring thing i'v ever read. (Report) Reply

  • Shouvik Roy (6/24/2012 2:47:00 AM)

    this poem has inspired me alot..read it when i was in my 7th grade...wonderful (Report) Reply

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