The Road Not Taken

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What is it?

Today’s poem is the poem The Road Not Taken by the American poet Robert Frost from the Mountain Interval collection.

The Road not Taken – Robert Frost (by Alan Bates)

Poem (Source: Wikipedia)

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.[1]

What is it about?

The Road Less Traveled By

My Thoughts

I first heard this poem many years ago during a television commercial: – The Road Less Traveled Commercial 2000

The poem caught my attention and I liked it and I related to it, and so I looked it up online.

The end,

  • John Jr

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