Poem of the Week: The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

30 December 2011

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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 tother, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy ans 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.

This poem brings up an interesting thought: do we follow the ways of the world simply because it is what "everyone's doing" or do we follow the ways of God above the ways of men? Hmm . . . Something to ponder today. 

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." ~Matthew 7:13-14

6 epistles:

  1. Oh, Miss Elizabeth! This is my favorite poem, most definitely. :)

    Thank you so much for posting.
    May the Lord bless you to-day!

    Love in Christ,
    come stop for tea @ gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com

  2. This is one of my favorite poems, for just the reason you brought up. It reminds me not only that every choice I make matters, but also that I am on the road less traveled by for a reason. Thank you for a lovely post, dear. :)


  3. Oh, I LOVE this peom!♥ Thanks for sharing :D

  4. So, I stumbled upon your profile, and this line was magical: "I love long skirts, lace, window seats, and chatting with dear sisters in Christ over a cup of Irish Breakfast tea." All I have to say is: Kindred. Spirit!

  5. This is a lovely poem, Elizabeth! I never heard it before, but the words are beautiful and so true. This is such a pogient truth, not to follow 'the well-travelled' path like the rest of the world, but go in God's way, no matter how difficult it is or painful. Thank you for sharing, dear sister :).
    ~Joy @ joy-live4jesus.blogspot.com

  6. Oh, how ture this poem is, and what wonderful thoughts to ponder... thank you for sharing.:)

    In Christ,


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