Tuesday, August 3, 2010

ROBERT, NOT JACK

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 I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then look 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.

Interesting how a simple image can bring to life words not heard since sophomore English class. Thank you, Mr. Frost!

25 comments:

  1. Thank you, I love Robert Frost. Nice boardwalk to illustrate too.

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  2. Nice photo! Whenever I've taken the road less traveled (always) I've found it to be a gratifying if thorny adventure.

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  3. Even if you don't necessarily want to take it a the time, the road less traveled always seems to be more interesting.

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  4. I cant even remember being a sophomore.

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  5. Your High School teacher told «Louis» that you don't know Jack about Robert...

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  6. Fabulous to start the day with a poem. That would be a great way to start every day. Frost has a way of making rhyming and sounding poetic seem effortless. Thank!

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  7. A beautiful post, B Squared! Have a great day up there in Michigan. It's only going to be about 95 here today.

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  8. Definitely a favorite poem, especially for a traveler like yours truly. I also borrowed a piece of Frost when I finessed my "about me" last weekend. I'd merrily walk down this path, Jacob. Lovely.

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  9. Robert is so much better than Jack and the road you chose seems to be the best.
    Oh to be a poet. MB

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  10. A lovely photo and a wonderful poem too.

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  11. Ooops! So sorry, B Squared... got the wrong name. Still a lovely poem for a lovely path... ;-)

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  12. ADorable scenery and very inspiring for sure!
    Beautiful poem, thanks for sharing,
    hugs
    Léia

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  13. An inspiring path for sure, thanks for sharing!

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  14. One of my favorites, thank you!

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  15. He was my favorite in college! Looks like wonderful place to stroll in the shade :-)

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  16. I often think of that poem. I think it resonates for many people.

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  17. Wonderful photo, poem and post.

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  18. A delightful image, B. I love boardwalks. This one has mystery.

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  19. This brings back memories - including having to memorise this poem and recite it in class! Love this poem.


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