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The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Robert Frost

Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. Robert Frost is One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of the twentieth century. Frost was honoured with many Notable awards such as Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and Congressional Gold Medal for his poetical works. The road not taken is one of the most famous poem of Robert Frost and it’s a rich source of inspiration.
Robert Frost Quotes

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

26 thoughts on “The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

  1. yes, I’ve taken the one less travelled by…and that has made all the difference. The simplest things bring peace. Thanks for posting this. Love Robert Frost!

    And, thank you for visiting my blog and liking my most recent post. Cindy

  2. This poem always reminds me of the Fig Tree by Sylvia Plath. In that poem she is crippled by indecision at the choices before her. Life always seems to hold this quality at some time in our lives. What to do? Which path to follow?

  3. A poem beloved by monks and nuns (and myself when I was a novice)…
    Robert Frost is the favourite poet of my father-in-law Humphrey Fisher, whose blog I edit. He himself, as a Quaker, former lecturer in Islamic history, Kilvert enthusiast and a minister in the Church of Wales, often travels the road not taken.

  4. Hi Alexander!
    The line I’ve always remembered, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
    I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”

    We’re fooled sometimes the well trodden way is the right way- yet entire masses of people can be wrong. Great numbers mean nothing. The world is full of lemmings. Matthew 7:13-14

    Love the poetic! Here’s a quote I just stumbled onto you and your followers might like. “If you can’t be a poet, be the poem.” -David Carradine

    Cya around the Blogosphere!

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