Friday, January 2, 2009

An Unknown Road Ahead

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

2 comments:

The Clothes Horse said...

Where are you traveling right now?

Sylvia Cunningham said...

I've loved this poem ever since one of the most inspring teachers I've ever had showed it to me. "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference." Hope I can say that one day I took the one that was right for me, whether it be less traveled, more traveled, never traveled, anything...and that it has made all the difference.