Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Here is one of my favorite poems. Have you ever really read this one. It's Robert Frost's classic, but I don't know too many people who've read this gem. I love the last lines.
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

The Road Less Traveled

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;

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.

5 comments:

Choppzs said...

That really is a beautiful poem, although I had to read it 3 times to fully understand the wording! lol

Dottie said...

I love this poem, so beautiful. It has always been one of very favorites.

ThursdayNext said...

A perfect poem as the new year approaches...lovely.

Charlie Mc said...

great stuff! Happy Holidays to you and the family!

dakotablueeyes said...

Merry Christmas!