poet Robert Frost

Robert Frost

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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
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.

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003
Poem Edited: Thursday, October 20, 2016

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  • Suryendu Chaudhury (9/20/2020 9:09:00 AM)

    Except the last stanza there's not much to speculate about. The typical country flavour of the West.

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  • Richard PonsonbyRichard Ponsonby (9/6/2020 2:19:00 AM)

    Time for you to read some truly great poetry, not this idiot's doggerell; start with Shakespeare's sonnets, then read Wiliam Blake then Emily Dickinson, Edgar Poe, Tennyson, Yeats, Dylan Thomas, Wordsworth, then go back and look at the facile simplistic excreta written by this egotistical versifier who makes Leonard Cohen look talented.

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  • Richard PonsonbyRichard Ponsonby (9/6/2020 2:12:00 AM)

    This idiot of a poet should not be on the list of anyone's favourite poets except those who share his ignoriance

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    Such an expressive poem! I could read it over and over several times a day and never absorb all of its truth.

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (8/9/2020 11:22:00 PM)

    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.......the great last stanza of this great poem by the world greatest poet ROBERT FROST; Two roads need to confirm one to be ahead in life; so take the one which is less traveled

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    A very beautiful poem, a most deserved Moder Poem Of The Day for the great poet Robert Frost. Congratulations to the wonderful family of the late poet.

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  • Robert Klahn (8/8/2020 8:40:00 PM)

    I read, recently, that Frost wrote this for a friend he would take walks with. He said it was a joke.

    If he had told that to me, I would reply, " Mr Frost, you are such a fool you aren't even capable of recognizing, when you write something as a joke, you can't stop yourself from being brilliant.

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