Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Road Not Taken

I'm not sure if I have posted this before but in case I haven't, I wanted to share with everyone my favorite poem. I like how it talks about the decisions we make and the impact it can have in our lives.

Note: It's still my favorite poem even after I found out that this was written after Robert Frost contemplated suicide.


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.


MadsaboutU said...
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MadsaboutU said...

sorry I made a spelling error on the first one, lol. I was saying we learned this in our senior year in high school with Mrs. Lopez, do you remember the cassette player she used to take along for the poems and songs?

cheeky_deb said...

yeah...she was a good teacher.