Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Road Less Traveled


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 took the one less traveled by
And that has made all the difference

Robert Frost

SPECIAL NOTE - I will be out of town the rest of this week and will catch up with all of you on Monday. Thank you for stopping by!


Darla said...

Beautiful...Have fun!

Becca's Dirt said...

You left us with a beautiful poem by Robert Frost. This is my favorite by Robert Frost. Have a good time.

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Thank you! That is one of my favorite poems, and you do know how I love pictures of country roads!
Talk to you next week!

Cedar ... said...

Robert Frost wrote some great things. Not far from here across the border into VT is the Robert Frost Roadside Park. I believe he might have been from VT originally.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Beautiful Poem.

There use to be so many roads like that around here that looked so peaceful and serene. The trouble is that now that is where everyone wants to live and they are getting fewer.

bennie and patsy said...

Hope it will be a good trip. Love the post.

Judy said...

Have a nice time...I love that shot. It feels like I'm walking down that road.

Busy Bee Suz said...

What lovely words and a great picture to boot!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Shelley, I love Robert Frost's poem. I always relate that to our lives. We take so many roads --and make so many choices. It's interesting to think about what would have happened if we had have made OTHER choices.

Have a safe trip--and be careful out there on the road!

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jeannette stgermain said...

Did you also read the book of Peck, with the same title? Has some interesting concepts. This is such a peaceful pic!

Tina said...

Very nice Shelley, have a good trip!

Cindy said...


The Retired One said...

I have always, always loved that poem. I had to memorize it once when I was in grade school for an assignment...!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

A beautiful poem, and fantastic and serene picture !

Sue said...

My husband and I ALWAYS have taken the road less travelled, and we've had a wonderful life. Beautiful photo and wonderful reminder. Thanks Shelley!

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

Shelley, hope you are enjoying your summer so far! o and you totally need to check out my on the POS button and grab it for yourself! lol

Tricia said...

Very nice! Have a great trip & be safe!

Angel said...

Nothing beats a wooded road photo! Enjoy your time away!

Michele said...

Such a beautiful post!! I love roads like this... I can smell the fresh air.

See you next week.


Ashley said...

Great picture! Enjoy your time :)

p.s. In the comment section I do not see the open URL option to link to my new blog. I have to leave a comment under my google account. Is there a way to choose the URL option?

Sue said...

My favorite poem. I've had it memorized since high school.

Melissa Weisbard said...

Beautiful photo! It makes me long for the country.

That poem brings back memories! I had to memorize it in junior high. Of course, I only remembered the last line about taking the road less traveled. lol