Road Less Traveled

Choice for Quotography 2 for TT

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

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.

 Peabea

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(Added my Grey Paper Grunge Texture, and then applied Kim’s Colton Texture) for sharing with Texture Tuesday, Tuesday Muse and Quotography

 

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15 thoughts on “Road Less Traveled

  1. Interesting question! First I had to remember that the title of the poem is The Road Not Taken. In the first few lines, he explains that both roads appear to be “as fair” or about the same — in any event, I think it may have to do with wondering “what if” — what would life had been if the other road had been taken.

    That’s the great thing about poems — we can each have a different theory on it’s meaning. 🙂

  2. Hey all, Thanks for visiting and leaving comments. I also like Carol’s interpretation. The poem does leave lots of room for thought. Always is so fun to see people have visited and commented. Love that I can visit you guys back, and I am really liking the blogs that I’ve been participating in for that reason. Getting to meet others that also have the love of photography.

  3. I’ve always enjoyed this poem and thought much the same as Carol. My youngest daughter who is and English Lit major recently studied this poem in class. She told me it really had quite a different meaning, but I must prefer my own interpretation because I can’t remember what she told me. Your picture is perfect (and so fun, kids just love exploring the path ahead don’t they?)

  4. I love this poem by Robert Frost. It does make you wonder what he mean’t. I see “the road less traveled” as… not taking the easy way, the way most people would take. And such is life. He chose to take the road less traveled, even though there were challenges and unforeseen obstacles, the outcome was of much greater worth. He experienced personal growth, opportunities, and greater adventures by stretching himself and taking a leap of faith. He experienced a rich and abundant life by taking the road less traveled.

    Great post!

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