Robert Frost and The Road Not Taken – #pocketpoems with Blinds.com

 

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Ah, the classics.  Here’s another great addition to our Blinds.com team’s Poem In Your Pocket Day poetry favorites.

This particular poem comes from Debra, one of our longtime Design Consultants.  She memorized it in college, but didn’t fully come to appreciate it until hearing that it was delivered at a Kennedy inauguration event which really brought it home to her.

Does this bring back high school lit class or early morning poetry time over coffee memories?  Love it!

The Road Not Taken
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 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 marked 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.

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