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The Road Not Taken

Oct 29 2007

Robert Frost - The Road Not Taken

A few friends asked me to put up this poem of Robert Frost after I put up his famous work, Stopping by the woods. This one is another great piece of poetry with inspiring words. Enjoy the poem in the Poet’s Own Voice! Here is the MP3 of the poem.

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Words:

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.

Robert Frost (1874–1963). Mountain Interval. 1920.

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  • T A RAMESH 30 October, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    Indeed woods are difficult to pinpoint which one leads where! But it is a real good adventure in life no one can forget! That is why in old stories one part was devoted to city and the other part to forest, I think. Whether it was in the West or East, literatures gave importance to forest as much as the court life! In short, our life also is like a forest to be explored till the end! Even God is as mysterious as the forest we are exploring in the world!

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