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Friday, October 7, 2011

Following The Road Less Traveled

The Road Not Taken

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

~ Robert Frost (1874–1963). Mountain Interval. 1920.

18 comments:

Gerry Snape said...

Absolute favourite poem of all times. I studied it with a tutor in Belfast and never can forget it! Thankyou!

Snapper II said...

Beautiful road in the morning fog.

Mel said...

This has always been one of my favorite poems. What a beautiful picture to accompany!

Deb said...

This is a spectacular photo.

DJan said...

I have always loved this poem. Thanks for reminding me and the beautiful picture.

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photo and post. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sharon said...

EXCELLENT!!!

Sandra said...

this poem brings to mind, my choice of roads several times in my life, and a couple of times i chose the wrong one, but then God gave me a chance at another split in the road and brought me here.

AshTreeCottage said...

From the very first time I read this poem it became and has remained one of my favorites. Love the accompanying pic too!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Love this poem and image.
Thank you...

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

Perfect verse for such a beautiful image.

Susie Swanson said...

Beautiful poem, he was the best. I love the image too..Susie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh I love this poem toooo
and the photo!
Thank you!
love
tweedles

Jeri Landers said...

I haven't read that poem in years. I had forgotten how much I loved Robert Frost as a teenager. The road less traveled... that is the road I took, too. Thank You Jo, for all the beautiful prose and images you bring us.

Nancy's Notes said...

Wonderful poem and gorgeous photograph. Thank you for sharing!

Star said...

I love the poem too because you can apply it to anyone and everyone!
Nice picture too.

Patsy said...

you have captured autumn in all of your post well.

Heikesquilt said...

Thank You for the nice comment on my blog.
i love Your blog, Your pictures are beautiful.
Hugs
Heike