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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  • (7/13/2009 8:17:00 AM)

    Amazing it was brilliant, at first it was so confusing but when you read it carefully you will understand the meaning of the poem of Mr.Frost. For me the meaning of the poem is that we as humans are the one who control our own destiny, create the starting point of the future we wanted. Because we face the reality that we are responsible for what the outcome in our life is, as a whole person. We know GOD is the only one who knows the script like a story, the life he gave to us. But we as humans he created are the one's who will act for the role, free to do what we want. Doubt and regrets? only GOD want is have faith in him... In short being unique makes the difference, we choose our own path that we know in our self that it is the path that we wanted and happy to step up with to find who you truly are in this world. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/12/2009 12:14:00 AM)

    uhm.. my interpretation to this poem is choosing the more easier path.. but in the end, he/she will only regret choosing the wrong way.unlike the other path, it's quite difficult but ahead to success. just like this quotation: 'The road to succes is dotted with many parking places, ' (Report) Reply

  • (7/9/2009 12:32:00 PM)

    My interpretation to this poem is quite simple, it's just a story of having regrets and second thoughts.

    My best example for this are those people who took the wrong side and wasted their lives, but why? because they find it easier to pleasure themselves when doing bad things rather than being on the good side..

    c',) o

    'The hardest path to travel is the road to success.'
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  • (6/24/2009 12:30:00 PM)

    who wants to bone? hahahahahha cause its funnnn (Report) Reply

  • (6/15/2009 11:38:00 AM)

    This is queer(my favorite)
    And inspires me to think ahead when I have my horrible, doubting, screaming, days.
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  • (6/9/2009 9:39:00 AM)

    To be selected as number seven in the top five hundred poem's I believe does a tragic injustice to a world of beautiful and brilliant poems. Frost in this poem describes the choices faced by everyone at some juncture of their lives as to which direction they take phylisophically the direction one pursues can only be woe'd by not making the most of your lot. Frost predicting that one day he will regret his choice is defeatist and ultimately defeats the purpose of his life choice.
    For such a brilliant mind and talented poet negativity ruins his brilliance please read 'A Christmas Childhood' by Patrick Kavanagh just one example of overlooked talent!
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  • (5/24/2009 8:45:00 PM)

    This is another of my all time favorites, no other poet like Frost I have read all of his poems He is great. Also read my O'er Yon Mountain. I think you'll like it also. (Report) Reply

  • (5/18/2009 9:44:00 PM)

    This must be my favorite poem of all times. I have no idea how sexual orientation becomes an issue when reading this poem! ! This is not a 'gray' area to be thought through. It's simply a beautiful poem about the choices we make in life and how by making those choices - it can and does make all the difference..... (Report) Reply

  • (5/16/2009 12:11:00 PM)

    Frost was married and had six children, after his wife's death he had various other female lovers. He has never been quoted as describing himself as gay. (Report) Reply

  • (5/10/2009 7:05:00 PM)

    I doubt this poem is about the 'gay or straight' path, it's about the choices we take in life, and that by the end of our lives, 'somewhere ages and ages hence, ' we'll look back and wonder what could have been of our lives had we made different choices. When we come to crossroads in our lives, we can only take one path. We can't go back and take a mulligan. (Report) Reply

  • (5/10/2009 5:45:00 PM)

    This meaning of this poem is simple. Frost said this himself. It's about either taking the 'Gay' path or the 'Straight' path.
    Thats it.
    Frost was gay and this tells of his feeling on having to take one path ie. gay and not the more worn 'straight' path. Stop adding meaning thats not there it drives me nuts.
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  • (5/4/2009 8:45:00 AM)

    This is meant to be one of the most commonly misinterpreted poems of all time. A lot of people believe, as i did when i first read it, that this poem is about being courageous and different; taking risks and it being ultimately the better decision. However, on studying it further it seems to me Frost intended to imply the exact opposite. The path the narrator takes is not less travelled by, but 'worn' 'about the same' as the other. They 'equally lay/ In leaves no step had trodden black'. It is nice to think that our decisions shape our future and being daring is ultimately beneficial but in my opinion Frost's tone is ironic. We like to tell ourselves that the paths we take in life dictate where we are now but in fact many paths lead to the same destination. Please feel free to disagree with me! (Report) Reply

  • (4/22/2009 1:38:00 PM)

    fav poem i love robert frost (Report) Reply

  • (4/3/2009 4:12:00 AM)

    This is one of the best poems of all time. I heard it in the 9th grade and I have never forgotten it. It has inspired me to take that road not taken. (Report) Reply

  • (3/25/2009 2:13:00 PM)

    I love this poem, one of my absolute favorites. I could listen to someone quote this all day long (Report) Reply

  • (2/24/2009 10:33:00 AM)

    Re; Ms.Haskell's earlier post.
    well as it was kind of referred to me, i guess i should respond.
    Many a time, i have thought long and hard about the mesage/point of a poem and indeed have come up with some wacky conclusions.
    Then frustrated, have done some research, and been a little surprised at the result.
    For example: Frost intended this as a private joke for a friend, who by the way, didn't get the joke...
    This is not my favorite Frost poem, but i can understand why this poem has attracted circa 69 comments on this site.
    I read poems, for the same reasons i read books....images, entertainment and sometimes education(i.e.a point) if it's not rammed down my throat by a bigoted, homophobic author who thinks he/she can change the world in 12 lines.
    By the way, i don't include Frost in that category.
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  • (2/17/2009 1:03:00 AM)

    I am not sure the true meaning of this poem. I read the poem in my English class, and if my teacher's interpretation isn't wrong, he doesn't take the road less travel by but the same old road. You can see the beginning of the last stanze'It shall be....'

    oh by the way, my teacher said this poem was made to trick people. I don't know if you are tricked or my teacher is tricked
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  • (2/13/2009 1:02:00 PM)

    Fantastic read! I'm so glad I clicked here! (Report) Reply

  • (2/7/2009 12:25:00 AM)

    A poem which summerises the uniqueness in every human's life. (Report) Reply

  • (12/18/2008 6:35:00 AM)

    Great poem! A poem with wisdom in its words, flowing with knowledge and sharing. Frost tells about his choosing a path less taken (less traveled by) and in the end, it has made all the difference. Sometimes, in our society today, this road less taken, are choices involving a lot of risks, only few dare take it. The two paths may represent two choices in a very crucial decision. Once taken, there is no turning back. In some part in the last, Frost seems to be regretting something. It is not directly pointed out that he regretted the path he chose but he is a bit sad in the inevitability of that crucial decision on one's life. (Report) Reply

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