Thoughts for Thursday

The Road Not Taken

BY ROBERT FROST 1874–1963

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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2 responses to “Thoughts for Thursday

  1. My favorite poem of all time. So many meanings rolled into one.

    • Indeed! While I have mixed feelings about this poem I think the core of it that I love is about how that one choice was in some way life changing. You just never know where that grassy forest path is going to lead you. What other meanings do you enjoy about it?

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