and *that made me think of this. . .

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, 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 travelled by,
And that has made all the difference...



I, still, ♥ the views said...

"To make the very best of any situation, you must first acknowledge and accept the reality of what it is. That provides you with a valuable starting point from which you can move in any direction you choose.

"To deny or to fight against what has already happened will merely waste your energy and resources. To wish that things had been different, or to pretend that they are, will do you no good.

"Instead, visualize what can be in all the richness and detail that you can imagine. Then find a step you can take right now that will lead you in that direction.

"'Losers' argue about what has happened and who is at fault, and put their energy into resentment for what is. 'Winners' choose the life they wish to create, and find a way to move toward it from any situation."

(nicked from mel's fairies, who I hope won't mind - I don't really like the words 'winners' and 'losers', but I like the rest of it. . .)

Mel said...

Isn't it amazing that I thought of the reading fairy moment from today when I read this one.

And it is one of my favorites (but you KNOW my poetry reading is very that's not sayin' much, huh?). the poem, like the reading.
(And yup.....always welcomed to nick stuff!...ANY stuff!)

Rimshot said...

Why must one stay on the road/path at all? Why not blaze one's own trail through the wood?

Or for that matter, why not just burn the whole bloody woods down so one can see more clearly what one is heading toward (or away from)?

I, still, ♥ the views said...

mel :-D

shot good point - why stay on the path at all (now go off and write a poem about that!) and as for burning it down - that's a little scary and extreme for me. . . maybe I'd climb a tree and take a peak at what's around


mig bardsley said...

Paths tell you where others have been.

Anonymous G said...

Makes me feel good for you ... how you and Mel were so in tune..with the fairies and robert frost and all...