Thoughts

The Road Not Taken

October 1, 2011

Today is the beginning of October. It seems to me like the year has flown by! Isn’t the saying true that “the days are long, but the years are short”! I will begin this month with an autumn poem by Robert Frost. I enjoyed reading this. It’s a beautiful picture of life and the importance of making wise decisions.

Note from the book: We all know the feel of a cool autumn day, when we can shuffle our feet through fallen leaves and kick up the smells of the season. This is a poem about such a walk, about coming to a fork in the path, and about making choices in our lives.

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 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.

-Robert Frost

The lovely picture above was taken by Wesley several years ago.

One Comments

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    Hannah

    October 2, 2011

    That is so funny that you would post this poem, because I just had the first lines of it in my Greek textbook! I am so glad that it is fall and that the weather is getting cooler. I agree that the year has gone by very quickly!

    The photo is beautiful and I love the colors. Was it taken up north?

    To God be the Glory,
    Love,
    Hannah

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