Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Robert Forst

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

La strada non presa

Divergevano due strade in un bosco
ingiallito, e spiacente di non poterle fare
entrambe uno restando, a lungo mi fermai
una di esse finché potevo scrutando
là dove in mezzo agli arbusti svoltava. Continua a leggere