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The Road Not Taken

March 17, 2014

Today has been an inspiration-lacking day. But since my mind can’t come up with any poetic words, I’ll leave it to one of the greats. The following is a poem from Robert Frost, one of my favorite poets. The poem is via Bartleby.com but you can find most or all of his poetry online.

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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