Friday, 11 February 2011

The Road Not Taken

Today I want to share one of my favourite poems with you...The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost:

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; 5

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, 10

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. 15

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. 20

The trail, originally uploaded by jtobiason08.

This has always been one of my favourite poems. Now that I am at a crossroads in my life having just finished university and trying to decide what my next step is, it is especially relevant. I read this poem whenever I need to abate my fears about taking a less travelled path.

I'd love to know what poems you find inspiring?

Happy Friday guys!

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