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Yes, I am sorry to bother you but I have searched and searched and I can't seem to find what i'm looking for. I am interested on a short verse that i overheard and I was curious who wrote it. I'm sure it is very fameous but I am very young and noone has bothered to influence me with poetry as of yet. Getting to the point from what i remember it went "there was a fork in the road and i took the one less traveled and that has made all the difference. Because of my weird request i cannot find it with a computer mind and i need a person to respond to me. I appreiciate your time and I would be very pleased if you were to respond. Thankyou ~Jason

-- Anonymous, March 05, 2000



If you truly have an interest in poetry, do not wait for "influence". Develop your own interests, seek out those that stir your emotions. You will inherently understand when you are so moved by the written word. External influence is not necessary. Now as to your question.

Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)

The little dash between his birth and death represents the life of a great and treasured modern American poet. You can find additional information at

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.

Best of luck Jason.

-- Anonymous, March 05, 2000

I apologize for the formating above!

-- Anonymous, March 05, 2000


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