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 liked it a lot i studide it in my school when i was in 5th
very good poem i liked it
The Road Not Taken left an impression on me when I was 12, and forced to memorize it by the school curriculum (and I'm thankful!) , and still leaves the same impression every time I peruse it. Thanks to Frost for a true gem, timeless and gorgeous...
'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. ' I think the last stanza is the most powerful, especially the last line. It completes an already excellently articulated piece, and Frost was superb. Of the lyric poets he, and his counter-part (in my mind) , Dickinson, had the most amazing grasp on lyrical works!
Very nice
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