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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  • Osazee Dankaro (9/22/2016 7:42:00 AM)

    Really great poem about choices and nostalgia. (Report) Reply

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  • (9/19/2016 5:12:00 PM)

    I love it (Report) Reply

  • Viona Sadeghi (9/8/2016 11:41:00 PM)

    It's a great poem, picturing a kind of dilemma which happens to all of us in our life.
    impressive with a direct message.
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  • (8/20/2016 10:37:00 AM)

    Apparently, Frost's poet friend, Thomas, was in a pickle about what to do with his life and Frost wrote this little gem as a jest, IOW, kind of making fun of Thomas. The poem literally makes little sense. Absurd, like Thomas stewing about his own life. You may not like this, but it is not really about being very, very careful to make the right decisions in your life. No, not at all. As another commenter said, and Frost himself said, this is a very tricky poem. Let it go. (Report) Reply

  • (8/7/2016 5:56:00 AM)

    And that has made all the difference. Nice inference. (Report) Reply

    Mfoniso Urua Mfoniso Urua (1/15/2017 3:09:00 PM)

    Yea very nice. It just gave it a beautiful ending to remember

  • Sriranji Aratisankar (8/5/2016 6:02:00 AM)

    Man is a perplexed animal, always bisected, could not find out the right way, or the way found does not satisfy, could not understand what to be done. In the poem the poet has depicted the natutal state of mind of human beings....10 (Report) Reply

  • Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (7/27/2016 10:34:00 PM)

    This is the human dilemma, but choice presupposes knowledge. (Report) Reply

  • (7/26/2016 2:12:00 AM)

    Having taken the road less travelled all my life, I have endured some pain, and perhaps, lost a lot. Would I do it all over again? Absolutely! (Report) Reply

  • (7/20/2016 7:35:00 AM)

    A masterpiece dat is relative to our society today. Beautifully constructed! (Report) Reply

  • (6/27/2016 4:16:00 AM)

    Another Masterpiece !! The road less travelled - I can relate, this poem speaks volumes. (Report) Reply

  • (6/20/2016 8:57:00 AM)

    As I read through the poem The Road Not Taken, I could only reflect on some choices not made either because I listened to so many voice or I just heard my mind tell me on the inside I couldn't toll that path. Many times I ignored the road not less travelled, no significant difference few years down, but now little difference has the road much travelled made. I so wish I had taken the road less travelled, who knows like Robert Frost it could have all the difference. (Report) Reply

  • (6/10/2016 8:50:00 AM)

    One of the best assignments I ever completed in college was to write my auto-biography. Reflecting on it I realized the many choices I had made, some seemed good and some seemed bad, but were they? No one knows the impact momentary, seemingly insignificant, choices we make can completely change our lives. That's when I understood Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken. (Report) Reply

  • Igwilo Vincent Somto (6/9/2016 2:51:00 AM)

    When we do the things not usually done by others or when we travel a course different from the path of the crowd that only makes a difference, great poem there Robert frost (Report) Reply

    Preston Morimondo (6/9/2016 8:30:00 AM)

    But that's not what he says. The two paths weren't really different from one another. He just says that they were years later.

  • (6/1/2016 8:25:00 PM)

    This poem actually makes you feel something rather than feeling empty, Robert Frost is an all time favorite for me. (Report) Reply

  • (6/1/2016 2:32:00 PM)

    its really insiteful because at the start he talked about a road not taken and in the end he took one toad and not another which means that one of them was not taken. kind of weird how to predicted the future. (Report) Reply

  • (5/11/2016 7:42:00 PM)

    This poem is not in fact about the supposed merit of taking the road less traveled. It's really about reevaluating the choices you've made in life, and hoping, sometimes wistfully, that you've made the best decisions in the end. That is the dilemma the speaker faces at the end of the poem. (Report) Reply

  • (5/11/2016 2:13:00 PM)

    Great poem very good to red to kids of all ages to teach them about going above and beyond (Report) Reply

  • Aaron Harris (4/30/2016 9:49:00 PM)

    I found this poem on a spiritual journey. A road at times it seems less traveled by. That for me has made all the difference. Praise the Lord! (Report) Reply

  • Atu-wonders Osim (4/27/2016 9:37:00 AM)

    It is the roughest path that leads to victory; choose the way of life that seems difficult to live and you will never regret doing so. Thank you so much, Robert Frost. (Report) Reply

    Preston Morimondo (6/9/2016 8:31:00 AM)

    But that's not what the poem says. Re-read the second stanza.

  • (4/22/2016 4:17:00 AM)

    A book title, 'The Road Less Treavelled' is probably based on this excellent poem. - Pity about the book, what an insult to a magnificient poem. Frank (Report) Reply

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