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Choices

February 4, 2008

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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.

by Robert Frost

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12 comments

  1. Isn’t it funny. I first looked at the photo and thought immediately of the Frost poem before I even saw that was what you had posted. You are terribly clever, you are.


  2. Love that poem! It’s one of my favorites.


  3. Ian ~ I’m so glad to hear it! It’s not easy to find a good photo to match sometimes, but I loved the way this one had two paths where one was noticably the “less traveled by.” A friend sent me this poem a few weeks ago and it has stayed with me ever since — a nice reminder that there’s beauty down the path I *have* chosen.


  4. Chani ~ YAY! I’ve never been a big fan, but I think I may be becoming one!


  5. I have always loved this poem. The less traveled path – muddier, twistier, often more difficult. But it takes you places the widely traveled one could not. Stay on your path, my friend.


  6. The woods are lovely, dark and deep, my friend.

    Just remember that you have promises to keep, and miles to go before you sleep.


  7. I don’t think I can express it better than CS. So, I won’t. Good Poem.


  8. LOVE Frost and LOVE this poem!

    ;o)

    great photo to match! :o)


  9. CS ~ Thank you, as always, for your wisdom and encouragement. It means more than you can know.

    Jim ~ Thank you for the wonderful addition. So true sometimes, isn’t it?! Let’s hear it for the adventurous life. I can’t seem to have it any other way!

    Pool ~ You should give yourself more credit, I think. πŸ˜‰ You’re eloquent, you know. Thanks for joining me on this crazy ride. Are those margaritas coming soon?

    A-Licious ~ Thanks for visiting! I’m so glad you enjoyed your time here. That’s important to me. Cheers and best wishes!


  10. I really think you need to pull a Bossy and take a road trip. Come to Key West and crash on my tiny guest bed – you need a serious break from reality, my friend!


  11. Oh my goodness, I’m shocked and sorry that things don’t seem to have worked out how you wanted. I hope you will find peace and happiness πŸ™‚


  12. Reese ~ What an absolutely rockin’ awesome idea! I may just have to take you up on that, girlfriend! {{{{{HUBS}}}}}

    Lonie ~ Thank you! Life is what happens when you’re making other plans, yes? Peace and happiness are already here, so life is good. I hope the same is true for you!



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