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Finding Inspiration in Robert Frost’s Poem ‘The Road Not Taken’

The road less travelled by is a journey of the soul. In this inspirational story of a traveler who reaches a crossroads, he must make a choice: Which road shall he bear?

Everyone has their own destiny. At some point a fork in the road will present itself. What do you seek? What will you find?

Robert Frost wrote this poem, “The Road Not Takenin which he declared he was at a crossroads and though he dared to take the path, he chose the one less travelled by.

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”

These are the significant times in life many refer to as moments of truth. When one is tested beyond anything they can imagine. When they ask, why did this have to happen? The metaphorical crossroads may require a decision, a choice, or an assessment.  Emotions and relationships play their part. Analyzing every scenario possible before a choice is made because they want to choose wisely.

Frost recognized this when he summed up his poem.

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.”

Faithfully walking the path ahead, one exams the points in their life where their cries are heard in the shadows. Finding significance in this life with the rewards of an afterlife disqualifies any opportunities for self-promotion.

The 23rd Psalm of David is a well-known Bible passage. This beloved Psalm is meant to comfort those in grief.  Here is a portion of this famous verse found in Psalm 23:1-4.

“The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.

He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.

He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”

Placing this verse here seems a little unconventional however in the search for meaning; this is where it all begins and where it will eventually end.

This is the road less travelled, with far-reaching implications. Frost’s poem presents the traveler with a choice. Which road shall you choose?

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3 thoughts on “Finding Inspiration in Robert Frost’s Poem ‘The Road Not Taken’

  1. i was going through the blogs and suddenly came across ” robert frost”… it felt so nice reading again the excerpts which i read in my high school…. inspirational write up indeed…:)

    Posted by shashwat1705 | July 17, 2012, 7:03 am
  2. Thank you Shashwat1705, glad you found this inspirational. The poem by Frost is a great piece. I appreciate you taking time to post your thoughts.

    Posted by faithdream | July 17, 2012, 9:25 pm
  3. Great commentary! I like it.

    Posted by Innocent | July 25, 2012, 11:27 am

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