Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Road Not Taken

Down the Road

The Road Not Taken

By 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.

This is absolutely my favorite poem. I think of it every single time I make a big decision. Sometimes I feel like I avoid the easy path, because then things will be simple. Is that normal or rational? Probably not.

But I still remember it. Don't take the easy way out... The hard road makes all the difference sometimes.

I hope you are all having a good week.


Makenzie said...

i am LOVIN your photos!! gorgeous!! have you thought about selling them- etsy style or something? that could give you some good school money :)

thanks for the encouragement too!! it helps a bunch!!! ;-)

kilax said...

I love that poem! And that photo is beautiful! Did you take it?

Anne said...

This is one of my favorite poems, too! (the other being red, red rose). So much wisdom as to the choices we make in life. You couldn't have put it any better about taking the easy way out often can be a cop out and the hard road "makes all the difference sometimes."

Also: love your photos! Reminds me of when I'd go visit my friend in Oklahoma and the long stretches of country and open road in front of us as we drove with no where particular to go. :)

Life with Kaishon said...

My favorite poem too. So wonderful! And that picture...WOW is all I can say. Absolutely WOW!