Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Road Not Taken

I've always loved paths.

Do you love them, too?

Usually my choices are different than others, and only in the last few years have appreciated the fact that I'm not like most people. I almost always prefer a path that's different. And what used to make me feel weird now seems comfortable somehow.

Perhaps that's why I resonate with this poem. Is it one of your favorites? What poems to you like best?

by Robert Frost
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, 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 ever 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.


Sheryl Parsons said...

I'm ready to take some less worn paths myself. Yes, I do like the poem. May all paths bring you back home. :-)

kimbuktu said...

I do like that poem, thanks for reminding me of it.

Anonymous said...

THIS is MY favorite poem too Sharyn! Always! I kind of feel that it speaks to my "rebellious" side! ;-) Or should I say my God-given uniqueness and permission to seek my own way in this life, not the one that others may have thought more "acceptable" to follow.

I am blessed so often by my choice to go down the less trodden path...

Caroline Simas said...

I love taking the road less traveled. I believe He calls us to do that but we often resist. It's easier to take the road most traveled don't you think?
The road to Surtex for me is definitely the road LESS traveled but as we've discussed, I am trusting that He has and will bless it.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is one of my favorite poems. Lovely illustrating photo for it!