The Road not Taken is a famous anecdotal poem by Robert Frost. It is my favorite poem. It is a simple & philosophical poem about a universal truth. The poem is based on the idea that every man has to make one from multiple choices. And every choice determines what we are and what we will be.
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, 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 back.
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 travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.
– Robert Frost
So what do you think about the poem? Isn’t it a simple yet thought provoking poem? Have you read it before? Do share your thoughts. Thanks 🙂