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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 - 10,417 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 - 102 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

  • Rookie Kepa Gadu (3/25/2014 4:25:00 PM)

    like Crystal replied I am blown away that anyone able to get paid $9329 in one month on the internet. website link http: //tr.im/4zzny (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Virginia Azadian (3/22/2014 8:30:00 AM)

    Maybe don't follow the herd, be an independent thinker. The path the herd follows can sometimes lead to death. Don't go with the norm, be exceptional and stand out. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Patty Sullivan (3/16/2014 1:00:00 PM)

    I took the wrong road thirty years ago. I suggest that everyone view his roads carefully before proceeding. Patty Sullivan (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,355 Points Melikhaya Zagagana (3/15/2014 9:14:00 AM)

    It feels better insane when poets don't explain their lines, more often than not explanation tend to be clue-less or rather manipulated. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Patrick Dennis (3/12/2014 5:06:00 AM)

    Note the off beat, weak, fading metre of the last line. The first stress is on that and the line fades to the next stress on all and again fades to dif. And notice also the onomatopoeic effect of difference like the sound of air gently escaping from a floating balloon. It's a poem about bombast, bluster, beauty and opportunity squandered, , fumbling, poorly constructed decisions and, at the end, sinking and failure - not by a long shot, not about triumph and success. America, the great man is pulling your leg. (Report) Reply

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