Thoughtful Thursdays | Summer | The Road Not Taken

I have chosen to split the yearly calendar according to months rather than according to the equinox, so June, July and August will now be Summer for this series.

For the first Thoughtful Thursdays post of Summer, I thought this poem by Robert Frost was fitting; two roads that are diverging at this time of year with the end of Spring and the beginning of Summer. It’s one of my favourites anyway.

 


 

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;

Thought 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

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