The road not taken, a poem about making decisions. What is the right path to follow: left or right? This is a poem, written by Robert Frost.
About Robert Frost
Robert Frost (born: Robert Lee Frost) was born on March 26 1874 in San Francisco (US)(†January 29 1963). He was an American poet and writer.
Most of the work of Frost leans on his inspiration found in nature. He mostly got this inspiration from the part of England he lived in. In various simply build poems, he would touch both philisophical and social issues. His poetry is widely read, even today.
During his life, he would receive various prizes for his work, including four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. An impressive count!
About the The road not taken
Here is Frost, in the woods that he so much loved. He walked towards a junction. He would have to decide where he was going next. But what about the road he has never taken before?
The question is: what would you do?
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.
— Robert Frost