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;
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 onto 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.
Have you ever taken a step down a path less traveled?
What path did you take that those before you ignored or overlooked?
Did it surprise your friends and family when you set upon this path “in leaves no step had trodden black”?
Do you regret your decision to follow “the one less traveled by”?
I would love to hear your answers!! I will share mine in my next post as well a picture I will draw inspired by this lovely poem. This is my favorite poem and since I bought Robert Frost’s Selected Poems book with this in it, I thought to share it with you.
~ SilentKat ~