Great Poetry

June 6, 2006 — 2 Comments

Yes, there is a kinder, gentler side to Two Blonde Boys. Today I read one of my favorite poems and was reminded of the beauty of poetry. “The Road Not Taken” is one of my all-time favorites.

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.

That never gets old… Thanks for the reminder, Randy.

Pat Callahan

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2 responses to Great Poetry

  1. excellent poem… sometimes i wish these thinkers /writers were still around…

  2. I wrote a 15 page Thesis paper on this poem in my American Literature class in my sophmore year of college for American Liturature…..what I can remember!!

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