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Poem: The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Posted by: 3AW Breakfast | 12 December, 2012 - 8:18 AM
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The morning Ross Stevenson mentioned this poem by American Poet Robert Frost.

He described it as "the most beautiful thing". Read it in full below.

 

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost:

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.

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