Friday, September 14, 2012

Inspiring Poem: The Road Not Taken

Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken" was published in 1916 in the collection Mountain Interval, a 1916 poetry collection. It is the first poem in the volume and is printed in italics.

Though the poem is interpreted differently by different people and there might be many hidden meanings, I find this poem as inspiring, adventurous, and ambitious. 

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 

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