The Road Not Taken

2 Mar

I love this Robert Frost poem.  I discovered it while I was rooting through my uncle’s books, I think I was about 14.  I first heard about Robert Frost, surprisingly enough, from a Sweet Dreams book (it was a teenage romance novel series that we were absolutely wild about in elementary school!).  The Road Not Taken has always been a favourite.  When I need reminding about sticking to my guns and my values, the memory of this poem bolsters me.

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.

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One Response to “The Road Not Taken”

  1. liz 4 March 2011 at 06:50 #

    i encountered road not taken by robert frost in my english class back in college but oddly enough, it was only when Archie comics used this poem for a story of theirs (Archie Marries Veronica/Betty) that I appreciated the poem. lolz!

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