Monday, September 1, 2008

THE ROAD NOT TAKEN by Robert Lee Frost


Frost: The Road Not TaTwo 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 Lee Frost

American poet, four times Pulitzer Prize Awardee.
Nature and rural surroundings were for him a source for insights
"from delight to wisdom", or as he also said: "Literature
begins with Geography."


Monching said...

Many thanks for posting this poem. You are always right in saying we have many too choices to make each day, and we have to be wise when we make our decisions.

Please post the other poem you promised last time, the one authored by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. I forgot the title again.

Monching said...

Now I remember, "How Do I Love Thee"!

Bay Martin said...

I am ready for the next poem, How Do I Love Thee, and it is d-d-k-ted to you ugghhhh!!!

Monch said...

Am I taking the right path in my life???