Thursday, June 5, 2008

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; 5

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, 10

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. 15

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. 20

Robert Frost(1874–1963). Mountain Interval. 1920.

1 comment:

Jason & Christy said...

I want to thank you for putting this on your blog. I love this, and today was just the day that I needed to read it. Thank you for helping me when you didn't even know you were. I'm glad I ran into you at the park!