A Road Less Traveled

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After taking this picture I used Google to look up The Road Less Traveled to see what I could find, and I came across this Robert Frost poem with a similar title. Enjoy!

The Road Not Taken

By Robert Frost

Two roads diverge 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.

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12 thoughts on “A Road Less Traveled”

  1. I loved this blog. Have just been in South Island New Zealand, where roads even more than 10 miles long are straight, with no visible traffic, I can imagine the enticement of the bend in the road. There are two books related to this poem. M Scott Peck wrote a book called The Road Less Travelled, which helped me enormously when I was having a difficult time, but even more interesting there is a biography of Edward Thomas which explains the background to the peom itself.

  2. Off to infinity … Lovely image .
    Off into infinity … lovely image !
    Love the connection with Robert Frost . The story behind the poem is
    so interesting I had intended to do a post about it at some point just haven’t got round to it yet

  3. I understand that Edward Thomas fell out with Robert Frost, a former close friend, over this poem. Thomas thought that Frost was criticising him for his choices. I would have been overwhelmed with joy if anyone wrote such a beautiful poem for me! Lovely photo.

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