Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Another Frosty poem from banana #3

Okay, this one comes in from Banana #3, an NETT founder who prefers to stay on the fringes these days (I mean the fringes of reality, not the fringes of NETT-land!). Anyways..

I first read/learned about this Robert Frost poem in 9th grade English class with Mrs. Silva (RIP). It has always stuck in my mind and alot of times when I'd be out on the trails on a solo run.

The Road Not Taken
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, 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.

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