The road not taken

I’m a pretty big book hound.
I counted the other day how many books I have downloaded on my Nook since I got it this Christmas, and I came up with over 20!
Eeee gads!
No wonder the dishes never get done
That was my conscience speaking…”shush you!”
*clears throat*
Be that as it may, it’s been ages since I picked up a book of poetry. 
Ages, I tell ya.
But I took this photo today and Robert Frost came into my mind.
frost
Do you fancy any of good ‘ol Bob’s poems?
I do.
This is my favorite:
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.

Now, I can’t say this poem applies to me in any way shape or form, be it as my particular path of motherhood is a pretty beaten down one, but I can’t help but love its message.
Perhaps the less traveled ‘path’ he’s writing about may not be a singular life altering choice, but just a simple decision that changes things a bit. As long as I’ve been around (twenty eight years to be exact), life hasn’t been just one path or one decision, but many little ones. 
And this is why I love poetry. 
The message can be interpreted so many different ways depending on the person, or the circumstances. 
 It just makes you think.
Way to go Bob.
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Comments

  1. says

    Way to go indeed, Bob! I like Robert Frost a lot and it’s also been years since I’ve willingly read a book of poetry. You may have just inspired me to make that happen! Gorgeous picture, by the way 🙂

    *Julie

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