Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Poetry Pause: The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

I am working in the poetry section of my own 2011 Reading Challenge. I had planned on posting the poems for you to join me in reflecting on them; however, I am not entirely certain on the copyright laws regarding some of the poets we will read. So to be on the safe side I decided to try to link you to the poem I will be reading.

Another option, if you are looking to purchase a book of poetry, I suggest Half Hours with the Best Poets (Barnes & Noble or Amazon)


This is a fantastic collection of poems, nearly all of my top poems are in this one book!

So the next poem is

The title is a link to the poem

This is a simple descriptive poem that can be read in so many different ways. It has been influential in so many people's lives and so many graduation speeches! My favorite line is
"I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence"
Years and years down the road we will all look back on the decisions we made, some were good and some were bad but they are the choices we made.  So do you choose to take the road not taken?


  1. One of my favorite poems of all time! But I must say, I mostly choose the same road as everyone else. I'm a chicken that way.

  2. I have only taken the road not taken a couple of time, and don't regret them at all, but for the most part I go with the flow of traffic.