Thursday, 4 October 2012

New post coming soon

I have been neglecting this blog I know! There will be some new posts coming soon, hopefully at least one this weekend. In the mean time I want to share one of my favourite poems with you.

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 marked 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

I studied this poem initially in first year in secondary school as a 12 year old. It is only recently that I have come to appreciate it fully. Take from it what you wish, whether you take the road in life or quite literally the road to travel but it is one of the few poems I can quote or recite fully.

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