Monday, April 17, 2006

The Road Not Taken

Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" has always been one of my favorite poems. I thought I'd share and see what you think:

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.

8 comments:

Baroque said...

i just adore that poem! ;)
it makes u think of the different possibilities, and how significant the road not taken is..
its amazing!
Frost is a genius!

skunk said...

thats always been one of my favourites, and something i always try to live by.
sometimes it leads you down dark alleyways and you wind up lost and confused,... but still you walk away with one hell of a story to tell :D

AyyA said...

To me the beauty of this poem is in its being realistic; great opportunity only come once in a life time, at times disguised, yet one wrong move and we have lost it forever.

Alia said...

your poem reminded me of a movie I very much like .. "the village" .. don't you think that Ivy could be singing it while walking into the woods ...??

طبعا طبعا أكيد ما تذكرين ولا شي من الفيلم ..أعرفج نساية

Angelicrage Sub-Blog said...

How beautiful. There is some similarity between this poem and the lyrics that Creed had sung in their song "Are You Ready" from their album "Weathered" it says:
Hey, Mr. Seeker hold on to this advice
If you keep seeking you will find
Don't want to follow
Down roads been walked before
It's so hard to find unopened doors

It's a really nice song, if you didn't listen to it then i advice you to download it, pretty neat it is. Take care, hope to read new posts soon.

Hanan said...

baroque, skunk, angelicrage...welcome to my blog (Havent been doing blog welcomes lately, so all new comers to my blog who never received a welcoming note, welcome to my blog as well)

ayya, ur name sounds like alia's when lil beedo calls her name. totally opppoint, aren't I?

Entrepreneur said...

the picture

warm autumn leaves...

ahh, i remember the good old days...

shame we dont have "leaves" here. hehehe

Sou said...

I liked 'Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night' by Dylan Thomas

Then again, el nass azwa2 :)