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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  • Gold Star - 18,524 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/11/2014 3:48:00 AM)

    while recited the poem in my mind along with the video record I was in a perfect emotion of soothing effect and peace in my mind and no doubt this is not telling a bit of exaggeration but a fact I felt. This poetess have shown her brilliance of poetical talent in few lines where the best of path the diverged roads in the wood selected that I feel is the path of poetry the rare people with gifted talent only can select. Thank you poet in having got such a poem in the mind and also in the media on our attention as readers. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 46 Points Francis Wanyiri (5/5/2014 8:41:00 AM)

    A nice poem to think about... there is wisdom and a gift. all wrapped up in The Road Not Taken! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 154 Points Nathan Coppedge (4/28/2014 12:14:00 PM)

    I recommend my poems as a contrast to the above: The Cubic Wood, a longer poem, as well as Escape and Do Not Follow in the Footsteps.

    They are available on my profile. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Debrah Amos (4/28/2014 5:36:00 AM)

    I just memorized it the first time I read it, for I don't want to forget; I can't afford to forget this wisdom: The Road Not Taken! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 65 Points Tawfeeq Hasan Khan (4/16/2014 11:08:00 AM)

    i am just of 14 now and quite inexperienced and have just stepped into the vast ocean of poetry.I would like to request you to comment on my poems to let me know the real depth of that ocean of poetry.Thank you, may the dusk in your life be lit by fireflies and you get the similar light as that you get in dawn... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Preston Morimondo (4/10/2014 9:05:00 AM)

    Never trust a narrator in a Frost poem. And more importantly, never assume it is Frost speaking.

    This narrator admits that there is no difference between the paths. They've been worn about the same and they're both covered in leaves. He later tells people that he took the road less traveled by, which is basically like flipping a coin and when it lands face down, saying I chose 'tails.' It's not about how to choose correctly. It's about how we look back at the choices that we have made. (Report) Reply

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