I love poetry. Oftentimes the words of a poet can be found serendipitously aside my photos throughout my posts. Some of my favorite poets and quotes are by Helen Keller, John Muir, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rabindranath Tagore, Khalil Gibran, Albert Camus and Robert Frost.
This poem in particular, “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, has been a favorite poem since I was a little girl. His words of wisdom resonate strongly with my desire to explore the world to the fullest. Life is full of paths taken and not taken and it is up to us to decide which path to take. Sometimes we make the wrong choice but hopefully we learn from it.
I can finally say that after many years I’ve found the path I want to take. It took a long time to get here, through lots of awful jobs and soul searching – but somehow I found it and I am thrilled about the journey forward. I have many miles to go before I sleep and look forward to the long walk into the unknown.
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 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.