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.

by Robert Frost

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i like this poem is was full of nature
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This is my favaorite poet. Maya Angelou is worse and she by standards is the greatest.
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one of our great poems: the choices we make in our youth affect the entire journey of our life. what a terrific wisdom Frost has imparted, so simple, so correct. it's, open to much interpretation but what it means to the reader is all that matters.
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