The Road Not Taken

Real Christianity

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.

© 1916 Robert Frost

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Author: Ann V. Friend

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11 thoughts on “The Road Not Taken

  1. My favorite part you published. . . I may come back another day to take the other path . . . (And later) but maybe not! Someone I met as a professor in college taught our class to value the path we choose but also be open to the other path, Ann. It is a rather profound thought. It is Not often even considered. . . But it makes sense with all of our paths. We pass up opportunities but sometimes there is a little reminder. . . to circle back and try the other path. What do you think of this given by a respected teacher while I was in college? It actually gives me comfort since my own path has been rather twisty and turning. . . Hugs, Robin

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      1. Well, just wanted to ask you since it is a fond memory of my professor yo have asked each of us to try and see Robert Frost was not promoting just one path. People don’t always go as far as you did in quoting his full poem. They stop at taking the road less traveled made all the difference. My prof was saying Frost actually showed a lighter touch. Thank you for responding, Miriam.

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