The Road Not Taken ~ Robert Frost

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One of my favorite poems…My response when people ask about my life and career choice.

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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  3 comments for “The Road Not Taken ~ Robert Frost

  1. Dana
    February 11, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I’m sure Robert Frost had no inkling of the staying power this poem would have when he penned it, but it is such a staple in most poets’ diet to know and love, or at least appreciate, “The Road Less Taken.” It speaks to us, as it should. I’m glad you posted it. Been a while since I read it.

  2. admin
    February 11, 2011 at 10:00 am

    One of my favorites. You’re welcome 🙂

  3. Kimber Dunn
    February 11, 2011 at 11:02 am

    He is one of my favorites too!! I have part of this on a stamp and love it!

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