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 marked 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



19 thoughts on “The Road Not Taken

  1. One of my all time favorites!

  2. brendafraser says:

    Beautiful thanks for posting!

  3. abichica says:

    woowww!! ooh wooww!!! so very magnificent!! i love it.. πŸ™‚

  4. Yall are making Robert Frost happy.

  5. Frost 14
    Angelou 21 so far she is winning. lol

    Both are top drawer poets.

  6. Karen Wan says:

    Love the picture with one of my all time favorite poems. A perfect post for Independence Day!

  7. Lisa at fLVE says:

    I like that poem a lot and such a pretty picture to go with it. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  8. whitt88 says:

    Beautiful illustration of a magnificent poem. I haven’t read it in many years, but the idea was never far; it was a guiding principle. Thank you so much, from all of us, for bringing it new life. Frost certainly taught us a life-long lesson on independence.

    • You are welcome. It looks like you have traveled a road most haven’t but would like to. I saw your blog.
      I commented “I want your life.” lol

      • whitt88 says:

        Take the road not traveled whenever you can — surprise, novelty, discovery, enrichment, it’s all waiting for those who break out of the norm. For the other side of your personality, I think two of the greatest difficulties to overcome are envy and jealousy. Once those are mastered, life deepens remarkably, but you know that.

  9. Yes sir! I will try not to be envious. But it won’t be easy. πŸ˜‰
    I just love the tropic’s, the sea and boats.

  10. whitt88 says:

    Yes Reverend, and I’ll try not to be a Sinner, as difficult as that may be. As you were saying….. You do cover a lot of territory in your many blogs — you make me envious of your talents. I’m trying to divine who you really are. πŸ™‚

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