“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.”
I keep reading this and wondering what is he saying. So far I’ve found maybe several meanings ~ in my head anyway.
1. He chose the path less traveled because he didn’t want to follow in footsteps known to him of life?
2. He chose the path less traveled because he knew where the other path in life might lead?
3. He chose the path less traveled because, well he just wanted to?
4. He knew he could be so many things, but he traveled the path that led to the things that he enjoyed and wanted to pursue in life?
I give…not sure what it means. If you have any suggestions, would love to know what you think this poem is saying by Mr. Frost. (:
~hugs ‘n smiles~ for a great week ahead.
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