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.
Robert Frost (1916)
Posted on August 2, 2011, in Verse and tagged Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken, Travel., Traveler, Trodden Black, Two Roads, Two Roads Diverged, Undergrowth. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
It has been a long time since I have read this poem by Robert Frost. Thank you for the reminder that we walk on the road “less traveled by” and it “makes all the difference.”
Walking by FAITH, we choose to travel the way to the CROSS….it may be less traveled, but it does lead HOME. Thanks for the insight.
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