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..
- "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
I hope that leaves you with a little inspiration and creative thought for the weekend. Obviously one of, if not these most famous, of Frost's poems. It still inspires today. I always find the winter months are a time of both reflection and revelation. We stop and think about what we've have and haven't accomplished yet and set out to make new goals for a new year. What is your path for 2011? I still don't know what mine is yet, but I will be contemplating it and pursuing a path in the new year.