A Poetic Friday


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.