Robert Frost

Robert Frost (1875-1963), geboren in San Francisco, ab 1885 (Tod des Vaters) aufgewachsen an der Ostküste. Studium in Dartmouth und Harvard. Bis 1912 Tätigkeit als Farmer und Lehrer. Von 1912-15 lebte er in London und schrieb, kehrte dann jedoch nach Amerika zurück, wo er neben dem Schreiben von Gedichten wieder seine alten Tätigkeiten als Lehrer und Farmer aufnahm.

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood.
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergroth.

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.

Franz Link (Hrsg.): Amerikanische Lyrik - Vom 17. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart, Philip Reclam jun. Stuttgart 1974 u. 1984.

Essays on Robert Frost – This website offers some essays.

Episode 54

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