Monday, January 21, 2013

Poetry Monday [1]

  Poetry Monday

A place to show off favorite poems new and old.

Robert Frost (1874–1963). Mountain Interval. 1920.
1. The Road Not Taken
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 is one of my favorite poets. I actually had to memorize this piece for my High School senior English class. And even though, I was first annoyed by the memorization I grew to love repeating it. It is still one of my favorites today. I
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1 comment:

  1. I didn't appreciate this poem that much when I read it in high school and later on in my freshman year in college. It really is amazing. Great poem choice and thanks for sharing!

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads