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.


I have always liked this poem.  I have always been different, so it really spoke to me.

This poem is interpreted as an assertion of individualism.

Would you all agree? 

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Yes Loren it's about the choices we make and what happens when we make those choices. I agree.
You guys are wonderful! Thanks for the comments!

The Road Less Traveled offers many Mysteries.

Thank you Richard! I appreciate your support!

We should re-read great poems from time to time, and this is a great poem. Thanks for posting it. 


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